The Grand Showcase Poetry Festival

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11/23/19 12:00 pm EST
Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Join The Diatribe on November 23 for "The Grand Showcase", held at Fountain Street Church. This poetry event features nationally-known poets Rudy Francisco (Cali), Ebony Stewart (HTX), Britteney Black Rose Kapri (Chi), area youth poets, and some of Michigans’ most talented spoken word poets (Mia Monet, Great Dane, Jocelyn Barnes, Joseph Harris, Amanda Small, Kyd Kane). DJ SuperDre will be the featured DJ and all proceeds will benefit non profit The Diatribe Inc.

The DIatribe uses perfomring arts to empower young people to share their stories, raise awareness of social issues, and be active members in their community.

Local vendors include:
Malamiah Juice Bar, We Are LIT,  Cole Speaks, Westside Massage, NAACP Grand Rapids, Mindset Meals, and Bare All.

EVENT TIMELINE 

Workshop 1 - 10:00am-11:00am
They Say by: T. Miller - Workshop

Workshop 2 - 10:00am-11:00am
Financial Capabilities for Creatives - Workshop

Workshop 3 - 10:00am-11:00am
You are not a before by: Jocelyn Barnes - Workshop

12:00pm-1:00pm | VIP Meet and Greet (Reserved for VIP ticket holders, Sponsors, and Diatribe Students).

1pm | Event program: Includes special videos, area youth poets, and local artists.

2:45pm | Ebony Stewart & Bee "Black Rose" Kapri

3:15pm | Rudy Francisco

4:00pm Event Concludes

5pm 
The Grand Showcase After Party - Open Mic at Stella's Lounge
(All Ages)