Monday August 28th, LIV McKEE returns from Albany NY! Plus DG Scavenger Hunt & LAM NGUYEN on visual arts!

POETRY FEATURE: LIV McKEE is a queer spoken word artist, dancer, musician, and farmer living in the Capital Region of New York. Liv has featured and organized poetry events at venues all over the Northeast and currently competes with Albany’s Nitty Gritty Slam. She placed 33rd out of 100 poets at the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, AZ this past year, and took 1st at the 2016 Emily Dickinson Slam in Amherst, MA, the 8th Annual QEW Regional Slam in Buffalo, NY, the WordxWord Women’s Invitational in Pittsfield, MA, and Wordfest in Troy, NY. Apart from (or wildly integrated within) writing and performing poetry, in her free time you may find Liv swimming, singing, mountain climbing, having conversations with the moon, and playing old time fiddle music. She hopes her poetry leaves you cut, bandaged, bathed, and heartened.

BONUS RUCKUS: Dirty Gerund Scavenger Haiku ChallengeNICHOLAS EARL DAVIS will present some Hai-clues (our own invented poetic form, where in 17 syllables play the part of clue), these clues will reference things that are in the space, or on your very person. Be the first to present us with three items described in these clues, will win themselves a prize!

Local friends LAM NGUYEN also returns to handle the visual arts component of the evening. Bring some auction dollars if you wanna an original creation home! MARK LEIGHTON has a roving set of musicians who set such beautiful tones. Open mics have been packed recently, so make sure you get to RALPH’S DINER early to assure your spot! Hoping we can stay outside through September! Is it Monday yet?

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