The Drake Hotel
From the folks who bring you TPS every two weeks, we're back on May 19 featuring an incredibly talented poet repping Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mia S. Willis is a 23-year-old African American artist and adventurer from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Mia is a recipient of the 2018 Foothill Editors’ Prize for their poem “hecatomb,” which was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Their work appears or is forthcoming in WORDPEACE, Peculiar: a Queer Poetry Journal, Foothill: a Journal of Poetry, Button Poetry and Slamfind. In 2018, Mia ranked fourth out of 96 femme poets at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, placed fifth out of 150 poets at the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam, and won the Capturing Fire Slam. They were also a member of Tender Bitch, the winning poetry performance team at the 2018 Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam Tournament. Mia's debut poetry collection, 'monster house.', was the 2018 winner of the Cave Canem Foundation's Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize and was published by Jai-Alai Books in the spring of 2019.
As always, our two-round slam lets anyone rock the mic just as long as you get there by 730 for signup with the show host. 7pm doors 8pm show $7 cover All ages. Open mic available too.
The Drake Hotel has 1 step at the front door on Queen St. W. There are no steps and a button to open the door on Beaconsfield (west side of the building) To get from the lobby to the Underground, there are 19 steps to the doors/bar level, then 4 steps leading from the bar area to where the chairs are setup. Bathrooms are back on the same level as the bar in the Underground. A wheelchair accessible, gender neutral washroom is on the main lobby level.
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