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Sociocultural Programming: Lyrical Sanctuary

LYRICAL SANCTUARY

LYRICAL SANCTUARY

Open Mic & Performance Series

A UWM Tradition for the Past 12 Years!

Calling all poets, writers, spoken word artists, storytellers, and vocal musicians alike! We want to hear your food for thought. Lyrical Sanctuary is UWM's monthly open mic night, featuring standout spoken word artists, and most importantly, YOU!

BE INSPIRED. SPEAK YOUR MIND. LEAVE AN IMPRESSION.

All Lyrical Sanctuary events are sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming and are free and open to the public.

To recommend artists for consideration, email sociocul@uwm.edu.

The Dasha Kelly Experience

Wednesday, September 10th

7-7:45pm Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

This month’s featured performer, Dasha Kelly, wields her words and wonder as tools for building inspiration and communities. A firm believer in activism through art and youth, she founded an arts program called Still Waters Collective, which utilizes creative writing and spoken word to shape confidence and leadership with youth across southeastern Wisconsin. Dasha has performed on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, in Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match, at the National Performers Network Conference and with Grammy-nominated Angie Stone, to name a few.

The Dasha Kelly Experience
The Dynamic Duo

The Dynamic Duo

Wednesday, October 8th

7-7:45pm Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

This month’s feature, the Dynamic Duo, is poetry's favorite crime fighting pair! Heralded for their high energy live performances involving complex dual voice work, comedy, and emotionally raw poetry, Panama Soweto and Ken Arkind have brought their show to both coasts and all points in between. Their work covers subjects from politics and video games, depression and comic books, racism and relationships, proving that poetry can be a powerful vehicle for personal expression.  They have performed in venues around the nation: the Nuyorican Poet’s Café, the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, and Da Poetry Lounge in L.A., to name a few.

Co-sponsored by the UWM Campus Activities Board.

 

MissDia

Wednesday, November 12th

7-7:45pm Writing workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

This month’s feature is Adia Green, or simply MissDia, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee. An old soul, reincarnated in this lifetime as the Poetry Pusher, this 80s baby was born and raised in the golden age of hip hop where artists had an individual sound that was dictated by their regions and their communities, not by marketing strategists. MissDia brings to the poetic table both street and book knowledge. She prefers to touch on issues such as relationships, self-reflection and current world topics, but there is no limit to her range. She has one son and has already crowned him the next poetry pusher. Learn more: itsmyurls.com/missdia414

 
 
 
MissDia
In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

Wednesday, December 10th

7-7:45pm Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

This month, we bring you a special theme – In Memoriam: Maya Angelou. Throughout the fall semester, we’ve offered a variety of writing workshops to help you reflect on and honor the work of the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Tonight, we give you the spotlight to share your Angelou-inspired creations!

Co-sponsored by the Inclusive Excellence Center; the Department of English, Program in Creative Writing; and the UWM Women’s Resource Center. Presented as part of UWM’s Year of the Humanities celebration and the Mitzvah Fund’s annual theme, “Human Family.”

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