FEATURED GUEST: TOLONDA HENDERSON is a poet, a librarian, tolondaand a Harry Potter Scholar. Since 2011, she has been writing and performing from the unique perspective of a queer African-American woman raised in New England and living in the Washington, DC area. Tolonda’s performance of “Regrets” at the 2013 NPS was recorded and produced by Button Poetry and has been viewed more than 15,000 times. She has featured at Bang Said the Gun in London and throughout the Washington, DC area including Busboys and Poets and the legendary Spit Dat. Described as “tenaciously eloquent” by Love the Poet of the Punany Poets (as seen on HBO) and “badass” by 2009 WOWPS champion Rachel McKibbens, Tolonda was a finalist for the 2013 Beltway Poetry Slam team. When not on stage, Tolonda enjoys crochet, handbells, and recording books for struggling readers.
BONUS RUCKUS: OKAY, I THINK WE’LL BE BACK OUTSIDE SO WE CAN DO THIS DANG PIE-KU CHALLENGE – we’ve been brettkelleythreatening this for three weeks now and I think now might finally be the time we get it done. It’s a haiku, at the bottom of a pie tin, first to read their haiku wins special prize! I’m really tired of writing this. HAHA MATT & THE WANKERS NEVER TIRE OF BRINGING THE TASTY JAMS TO OUR OPEN MIC! The super talented BRETT KELLEY is returning to do the visual arts, bring money, cause Nick and I are fixing to outbid you! Who’s got the snacks? (please confer with Emilee so she knows you’re bringing snacks. Thanks) YOSH & MIKEY will be ready to talk basketball and hockey championships. Better hope there aren’t two games happening at once, or you’ll never get served at the bar! Boom! You just got served!

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