Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. | Featured poet at 8 followed by open mic at 9
Free. This event will be a benefit for Melanie Lavender.
Melanie is the originator of the Spoken Word series at Fogartyville and is dealing with serious health concerns at the moment. She needs our support. Please contact the office at 941-894-6469 if you would like to contribute a performance, a raffle item, food, etc.
Curtis Davis is the founder of GrowHouse LLC, a Tampa native, and professional Spoken Word Poet. He has been performing and competing in Slam Poetry competitions since 2010 and has become a staple to the Tampa Bay Poetry community by facilitating local open mics/events, as well as continuing to represent Tampa at regional and national Poetry Slams all over the USA. Curtis is also a teaching artist and co-coaches a youth poetry slam team through the Heard ‘Em Say Youth Arts Collective 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Thanks to our 2023-2024 Spoken Word Series Sponsor – The Exchange. Dedicated to the support of Sarasota and Manatee counties’ local arts community since its inception in 1962, The Exchange is a non-profit consignment store offering a diverse assortment of affordably priced furniture, along with women’s clothing, jewelry, crystal, china, silver, art, linens, oriental rugs and more.
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