Fishbowl Poetry Open Mic Featuring Joanna Burrows and Cassandra Davies
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Old Capitol Books is pleased to announce Fishbowl Poetry, a new open mic event which opens with a featured poet (or two). On Sunday, October 28, we'll feature poets Joanna Burrows and Cassandra Davies. Readings begin at 2pm, signups for the open mic begin at 1:30pm.
Joanna Burrows is a spoken word writer, singer, and performer. She has traveled and taught in many places, everywhere from Paterson, New Jersey to Djiouti City, Djibouti. Joanna has found that from all the areas and ages of her students, love is the most popular topic that binds us all and encourages healing, especially in a context that is shared with others. Joanna is an artist and a community organizer. In all her work, drawing from her own experiences of racism and sexism, she fiercely remains hopeful and committed to empowering People of Color and women to share their stories.
The main theme of Cassandra Davies‘s writing is to convey the spiritual nature of our existence, the beauty of our diversity, and the sameness of our human experiences. She believes that all journeys are sacred, including the ones riddled with pain or trauma which can bring forth our strengths. Cassandra hosts the podcast Guardians Speak – Personal Journeys of Transforming the Badge and is the author of Reflections on a Sacred Journey: A Collection of Poems and Spoken Word.