The Revival 2012: Women. Wine. The Word.
October 5-14, 2012 marks the 3rd annual salon-styled poetry tour, THE REVIVAL. A 9 day community-funded tour of independent artists, THE REVIVAL travels to Toronto, Brooklyn, Chicago, Atlanta, DC and Durham. Honoring a queer tradition of demanding safe space, THE REVIVAL is a night of poetry, music and more – each event takes place in a local home.
“We are doing this because we have so many stories, and instead of begging the mainstream to tell them, we will tell them ourselves,” says producer, Jade Foster. “That’s the point of a poet. To remind folks that they’re experiences, their trials and triumphs are real. That they matter. Just through the simple act of talking to each other, we become more women, we become testament. That’s the point of the tour.”
Each event features light fare, cash bar and a local guest poet:
October 6, Toronto with artist and activist, Kim Crosby.
October 9, The REVIVAL is a special guest feature at POW WOW Open Mic, one of the country’s longest running Black Lesbian open mics.
October 11, Atlanta with Red Summer, author of Raw Sugar.
October 12, Durham with Mobile Homecoming Project’s Alexis Pauline Gumbs
October 13, DC, Welcome Home Concert with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and DC Youth Slam Team & Special Afterparty
Advanced Tickets are available at: cereusarts.eventbrite.com.