Sunday Kind of Love
Sunday Kind of Love is a monthly open mic and reading series that features emerging and established poets from the Washington, D.C. area and around the nation. Hosted by Sarah Browning and Katy Richey, the October event features Mugabi Byenkya and Donald Illich! An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.
Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month (October 21)
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Busboys and Poets (14th & V), 2021 14th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Cost: $5 (Tickets can be purchased online on the day of the event via Busboys and Poets' Eventbrite page. As available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.)
ABOUT AUGUST'S EVENT:
October's Sunday Kind of Love features Mugabi Byenkya and Donald Illich!
Mugabi Byenkya is a writer, poet, and occasional rapper. Born in Nigeria, to Ugandan parents, he is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi was longlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Award in 2015. His essays, articles and poetry have been featured in several publications, including The Good Men Project, African Writer and Arts and Africa. In addition, Mugabi has been interviewed on Voice of America, NTV Uganda and Brittle Paper. Mugabi's writing is used to teach international high school English reading comprehension. His debut novel, ‘Dear Philomena,’ was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 30 city North America/East Africa tour in support of this. He is currently on a second tour, which will take him across an additional 25 cities. Mugabi wants to be Jaden Smith when he grows up.
Donald Illich's work has appeared in literary journals such as The Iowa Review, LIT, Nimrod, Passages North, Rattle, and Sixth Finch. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and received a scholarship from the Nebraska Summer Writers Conference. He won Honorable Mention in the Washington Prize book contest and was a “Discovery”/Boston Review 2008 Poetry Contest semifinalist. Gold Wake Press named his full-length manuscript a finalist during their 2015 open reading. He self-published a chapbook, Rocket Children, in 2012, and published another chapbook in 2016, The Art of Dissolving (Finishing Line Press). His full-length manuscript, Chance Bodies, was published in 2018 by The Word Works. He is a writer-editor who lives and works in Maryland.
November 18: Julian Randall & Raquel Salas Rivera
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE OPEN MIC & READINGS