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First Draft Open Mic featuring NYU Slam Team
April 4, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
#UWFirstDraft is a free, non-censored, open mic & weekly reading series sponsored by Urban Word NYC. It is open to all teen poets, musicians, MCs, Urban Word alumni, and mentors. We seek to provide a safe space for artistic expression, experimentation and development across all genres. First Draft is not a workshop nor a staged show. It’s the stepping stone in-between. It is open to artists of all mediums seeking to share their creative energy and unique perspective. All generations of the Urban Word community, past, present and future, are invited to share their voices, ideas and wisdom.
About Our Feature:
The 2017 NYU Slam Team is a power house of artists who battle through the complexities of their own identities. By challenging traditional expectations of slam poetry, the NYU Slam Team explores the nuances of modern day social movements, and does not hesitate to critique our own communities. In an effort to create an intersectional movement of solidarity, the NYU Slam Team draws on previously undiscussed–to the slam world–overlap between our common struggles and experiences.