Monday, Nov 2nd! FINDING CROSSROADS TOUR, LORIN ELIZABETH & RACHEL CALLEJA from AUSTRALIA! Plus FBW vs DG Writing Challenge! PLUS extra HALLOWEEN!
POETRY FEATURE: RACHEL CALLEJA and LORIN ELIZABETH are two restless, award- winning Australian spoken word poets, who have spent the last four years founding two successful poetry slams and performing in countless events and festivals across Australia. This Nov/Dec, they are combining forces and heading across the USA on their Finding Crossroads tour to share words, swap rhythms, change tires and recite each other’s poems by heart. LORIN is an imperfect rhyme from Wollongong, celebrating the release of her first EP, Poems. She has spent 2015 living in Brooklyn, NY, performing at events like WOWps in Albuquerque, NM, opening for Candy Royalle’s Butch Priestess International Tour and trying to keep her pothos plant Tiffani alive. RACHEL is a bare‐souled wanderer from the suburbs of Sydney, a Nimbin World Cup finalist, feature poet for the Swedish Slam Finals and a collector of foreign phrases and footprints. She spent this year living out of a suitcase, using her storytelling skills to teach young travelers about culture and history,in a series of whirlwind trips around Europe. The Finding Crossroads tour is a celebration of spontaneity, of bare feet on rough ground, of changing direction mid‐sentence. Half spoken word, half adventure, Rachel and Lorin both perform with a raw vulnerability and emphasis on storytelling. They tackle topics like feminism, politics, love, travel and food. Their show will be the riveting and confronting experience of two poets giving their absolute all.
BONUS RUCKUS: FBW vs. DG writing challenge! In an effort to support synergy at Ralph’s Diner, we’ve invited our good friends from the Federation of Belligerent Writers to infiltrate, I mean, host our Bonus Ruckus this week! To promote their final show of the season Nov 7th’s, November to Dismember, they’re enlisting two of their top masked villains to challenge two of our best open mic writers to….(wait for it)… a writing challenge! One DG participant will defend home court vs. an FBW participant in a short, timed, prompted writing challenge in each round. Winner of each round, go again, and will receive a handsome prize and all sorts of glory. This will be marvelous, I’m sure!
BONUS RUCKUS PART II: HALLOWEEN open mic challenge! NICHOLAS EARL DAVIS is putting down a That’s Entertainment Gift Card down for the open mic-er who comes in costume and delivers a performance that best employs their costume! Special secret judge will decide who does best!
AARON WHITE is the only artist we know who can bring the visual arts on this night! Bring auction dollars! Big thanks to JASPER BLISS for saving us from rice cake hell! Expect EMILEE to be back at the snack game! Costumes are not required but strongly encouraged this Monday! We’ll see if we have our full band in tow this Monday! Who would you rather spend the holidaze with? PLEASE… re-think costumes that culturally appropriate or are flat out racist, if you think it “might” be, then it probably is.
Also don’t miss SEVEN HILLS POETRY SLAM THIS WEEKEND! w/ ERICH HAGAN!