Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
August 6, 2020
Contemporary Art Center
Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, poet/emcee Brandon ‘Real T@lk’ Williams is changing the world one rhyme at a time! Williams has toured with Big Boi (of OutKast) on his "Shoes For Running World Tour" with co-headliner Killer Mike and is also a part of the ensemble "Quincy Jones presents Lee England Jr". He was also crowned “Unsigned Hype” by The Source Magazine, featured twice on Russell Simmons' All Def Poetry and has previously collaborated with several brands from the New Era Cap Company to Verizon Wireless. Williams was invited by Andre3000 to his Atlanta home and after hearing him perform spoken word, Andre pronounced him a "lyrical scientist". Williams most recently produced his 7th independent album, giving guest lectures at several universities and promoting his first published book entitled "(she calls me) Mr. Write".
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till noon day of event)
Tickets at the door*: $9-Members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)
To keep everyone as safe as possible and to comply with new government guidelines, a new seating arrangement is in place and admission will be online only via 309Tix. Seating is limited. Individual chairs (a-j) can be separated. Tables may NOT be moved as they are spaced 6 feet apart to follow social distancing guidelines. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Hand sanitizer will be present at the doors. No drinks will be offered at the bar. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Attendees will have prepaid for assigned seating. No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our maximum capacity, then we will allow walk-ins.