Join your local wordsmiths for a night of poetry, libations, and passion! The night will begin with an open mic featuring local artists, singers, and writers, and end with a poetry slam.
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Hosted by Andrea M. Sterling and Sully.
Music provided by DJ Good Peoples
This month's feature is Joel Chmara. He has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe, bringing his brand of joel foolery to poetry and comedy shows alike.
He’s featured on HBO’s Def Poetry, been in the National Poetry Slam finals, co-wrote and co-starred in a Big 10 Basketball commercial, and was once paid not to perform for Michelle Obama (totally true). Joel wrote and performed on ESPN radio Chicago doing comedy work, before launching into performance poetry.
He became a member of Poetry Slam creator Marc Smith’s “Speak’Easy” ensemble, which featured at festivals in Chicago, Germany, Switzerland, and France. He is a Communication Professor at The College of Lake County, has a wife and lil’ scamp of a son, and has accepted being a suburban dad who writes in the third person.
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