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, DC area and around the nation. The event is hosted by Rasha Abdulhadi. An open mic segment will follow the readings. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock and Busboys and Poets.
Date: 3rd Sunday of Every Month
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.)
The venue is wheelchair accessible but does not have automated doors. The stage in this room has steps. To make the stage area more accessible for all readers, featured poets and open mic participants should prepare to read from a floor-level stage area in the back of the room.
Split This Rock strives to make its programs and materials accessible to all. If you have questions about accessibility or requests for specific accommodations, please contact Split This Rock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-787-5210. Advance notice of two weeks or more allows us to seek out and offer more options for accommodation requests
ABOUT MARCH'S EVENT:
March's Sunday Kind of Love features Alexis Smithers and Jenari Mitchell.
About Alexis Smithers and Jenari Mitchell:
Alexis Smithers is a black autistic nonbinary writer. A 2016 LAMBDA Literary Emerging Young Adult Fiction Fellow and 2015 Pink Door Fellow, they are a former Autostraddle staff writer and current YesYesBooks editor. Their work can be found in Glass: Poetry, Freezeray Poetry, and The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic, among others. They run their mouth on Twitter as DangerLove12.
Jenari Mitchell is a poet, coder, and youth advocate from Southeast Washington, DC. Jenari grew up in a lot of youth organizations that were all key components in her successes and the person she has become. She started her journey with writing at twelve years old in an organization called Facilitating Leadership in Youth (F.L.Y). However, after FLY was shut down, she lost her passion for writing and went seven years without picking up a pen to express herself. Jenari returned to the stage in April 2019 and now uses her art as a tool to cope with her personal traumas and advocate for the mental health and betterment of Black, queer, and low-income communities.
2020 SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE SCHEDULE
January 19 - Daria-Ann Martineau and Tanya Olson
February 16 - Noor Ibn Najam and Jona Colson
March 15 - Alexis Smithers and Jenari Mitchell
April 19 - TBD
May 17 - Cyree Jarelle Johnson and Mejdulene Shomali
June 21 - Roy Guzman and John Manuel-Arias
July 19 - Natalie Illum and TBD
August 16 - TBD
September 20 - TBD
October 18 - TBD
November 15 - TBD
December 20 - TBD
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE OPEN MIC & READINGS