Monday Jan 12th! 2014 NPS Champ PAGES MATAM from DC! Plus! The “Drunk Text or Poem” Challenge!

January’s gotten off to a tremendous start! Worcester! So excited! The rest of the month, we’re featuring Nationally Renowned Performance Poets on tour! starting with…

pagesmatamPOETRY FEATURE: PAGES MATAM is a multidimensional national touring artist, residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, but originally from Cameroon, Africa. He is a Write Bloody author, playwright, and award winning slam poet with passions in the field of education, violence and abuse trauma work, and youth advocacy. Along with his greatest accomplishment, being a fpagesmatambookather, he is also a proud gummy bear elitist, bowtie enthusiast, professional hugger and anime fanatic. When he takes stage – as a performer, educator, or host – be prepared to be taken on an experience of cultural, socially conscious, and personal discovery unapologetic in its silly yet visceral and beautifully honest in its storytelling.

BONUS RUCKUS: The Return of the “Drunk Text? or Poem?” Guess Challenge! You all made good decisions on New Years Eve yes? Maybe? Don’t remember? Well, check drunk_texting.jpgthe evidence! Sometimes we find all the answers we need in archived text messages. Sometimes the wisdom of the ages gets dropped next to emoticons! Can you tell the difference between a good unfortunate text send to an ex at 3am or the best poetry of our age? Well here’s your chance to prove it. Host NICHOLAS EARL DAVIS will deliver the line, you buzz in and guess. Guess correct and win a point. Get three points and you win a beverage on us! That’s always a great decision!

ralphsdinerExpect visual arts! Expect snacks! Expect house band rocking out all night! Expect new voices on the open mic! Expect the best burgers in town provided by YOSH & MIKEY! Expect the best dang show Central Mass has to offer every Monday night in the coming year! The holidays are over.

Let’s get to work!

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