Monthly Archives: December 2016

JANUARY 14, 2017 POETRY IN THE BREW

January’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading

Located at

Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00

January Feature Emily Joy

emily-joy_jenny1Emily Joy is a spoken word poet, educator and professional interrupter. She has released two studio albums of spoken word poetry, funded a successful Kickstarter to the tune of $10,000, competed in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, and travels the country performing at schools, churches, festivals, coffee shops, and wherever poetry is heard and enjoyed. Emily is also co-founder of The Flawless Project, a blog that seeks to give women space to tell their stories and encouragement for the work of justice in the world, and Communications Coordinator for Open Table Nashville, a local homeless outreach and policy advocacy organization that housed over 100 homeless friends in Nashville in 2016. Emily holds a degree in theology and lives in East Nashville with her spouse and their two cats, Lewis and Lucy.

Check out Emily Joy’s performance video for “How to Love the Sinner & Hate the Sin: 5 Easy Steps” here:

Emily Joy is now booking for 2017. Visit emilyjoypoetry.com or email booking@emilyjoypoetry.com to learn more.

DECEMBER 10, 2016 POETRY IN THE BREW

December’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading

As cold weather comes and we draw close to another night of sharing the spoken word, we recognize those homeless in our community who need help in the form of action. For this year’s Holidays for the Homeless drive, we’re accepting donations of new socks in partnership with Home Street Home Ministries. See you Dec. 10, socks on feet and, if you can, also in hand.

Located at

Portland Brew East
1921 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206

Sign-up at 5:30
Reading starts at 6:00

December Feature Joshua Moore

joshuamooreJoshua Moore is a 2014 graduate of Eureka College where he studied English Creative Writing and Biology Pre-Medicine, and was a recipient of the Ronald W. Reagan Fellowship. After a brief stint as an oncological researcher at Tuskegee University, Joshua decided to place his med-school aspirations on hold in order to first purse his love of poetry and attain an MFA. A member of the Porch Writers Collective, Joshua is the facilitator of The Porch’s poetry book club as well as director of the poetry on demand project. He currently spends his days caught in the mill of work, writing, and grad-school application prep, daydreaming of his future self; a world traveling poet/professional who also happens to be Black Batman.