She Scenes Entertainment, Simply Nay & DJ MIM
Sunday, September 30th
“Food for the Soul Brunch” at Tabaq
1336 U Street NW DC
This month’s proceeds will benefit
*The Revival Tour*
THE REVIVAL is a salon styled tour of queer artists and allies.
With dynamic performances from poets and musicians alike, THE REVIVAL weaves a salon styled night of artistry, libations and genuine fellowship. Historically, queer collectives have hosted artist ‘salons’ in their homes– because there was nowhere else to go. This effort honors a tradition born out of necessity, and is at once a sanctuary (every leg of the tour takes place in a private home) and a concert.
This month we will be featuring “Mary Bowman”
If there was going to be a successor to Maya Angelou, many have said that it would most definitely be Mary Bowman. Though she has only been performing for 3 years Mary has graced stages from your average local poetry open mic to The 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Creativity & Crisis. Becoming a Nationally known poet has not wavered Mary’s ability to offer herself raw and unadulterated, as a young woman living with HIV. Mary has shared stages with International Poet Sonya Renee Taylor, National HIV Activist & Escape artist Daniel Bauer, and HBO Def Poet Patrick Washington. In 2010, after writing poetry for 8 years Mary decided to publish her first collection of poetry titled Lotus. In 2011, Lotus won the National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Award for Book Of The Year. Find out more about Mary at http://www.about.me/marybowman and http://www.about.me/poet2012 as she introduces her very own non profit organizations P.O.E.T (Purpose Over Entertainment) which focuses on the Aids/HIV in the Washington, DC area.
* Admission-Free *Brunch and Mimosa Specials* Raffle tickets *