May ‘Anything Goes’ Slam ft. Faylita Hicks

Event Date: May 17, 2019 -

Event Time: 8:00pm (doors 7pm)

Event Location: 470 Colborne St London

Finals is over, it’s time to rest and… wait, no, it’s time to KEEP SLAMMING!

Slams continue every month (even through the summer), and May is our annual Anything Goes aka No Rules slam! Bring costumes/props/instruments with your poems (or cover poems!) and enjoy an extended time limit!

*Performer sign up is at 7:30pm, don’t be late!*

This month our feature poet is Faylita Hicks from San Marcos, Texas!

Official Bio

Faylita Hicks is a Black, Queer writer, mobile photographer, performance and Hip-Hop artist from San Marcos, TX. She was the 2009 Grand Slam Champion of the Austin Poetry Slam. Her manuscript was a finalist in the 2016 Write Bloody Book Contest and 2012 Button Poetry Chapbook Contest. In 2015, she released her first Hip Hop EP, Collision City. In 2018, she was an inaugural Open Mouth Readings Writing Retreat participant and was awarded a Sundress Academy for the Arts Residency.

Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Glass Poetry Press, Kweli Journal, Cosmonauts Avenue Ink & Nebula, American Poetry Journal, Yes Poetry and others. Her visual art has been exhibited in the Texas State University Common Experience Gallery, Insomnia Art Gallery (Houston, X), Dahlia Woods Gallery and featured in Five:2:One Art & Literary print magazine.

She is the founder and Creative Director of Arrondi Creative Productions and an artist on the roster for Hip-Hop Collective Grid Squid Entertainment. In 2017, she was awarded the San Marcos Arts Commission Grant for her monthly event series, SMTX Ripple Market which provided performance and exhibit opportunities to Women, POC and those identified as LGBQ-IA.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada College’s Low Residency program and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.

May London Poetry ‘Anything Goes’ Slam details:

Slam time: Friday May 17th, 8pm (doors 7)
Slam spot: London Music Club (470 Colborne St)
Slam price: ONLY $5
Slam rules: Sign up call at 7:30pm, team pieces welcome, THIS MONTH ONLY PROPS, COSTUMES, INSTRUMENTS, & COVERS ALLOWED! (but still no nudity or hate speech). Memorization is optional. Time limit extension to 4 minutes.

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