What's Happening at Busboys and Poets

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Events at 14th & V

Community Cares, Community Does with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 31, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome Community Cares, Community Does for a Closing Ceremony and Story Slam complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.

CC, CD’s Stories Project (a completely “home grown” initiative in response to requests for support in the literature and drama area) will be held at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in May of this year. This exciting project will facilitate students in disadvantaged circumstances to articulate heartfelt messages otherwise untold, while developing communication and writing skills to empower their future. 15 students will meet in three small group sessions in May to discuss literature, identify their story concept, and then write their story. Then, at the end, students and volunteers will enjoy a “Closing Ceremony/Story Slam” at Busboys and Poets, complete with recognition ceremony, readings, and gifts.

Our Search for Belonging with Busboys and Poets Books
14th & V | Langston Room | May 31, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are living in a world of almost unparalleled separation. People are no longer disagreeing, but are instead disavowing each other's rights to an opinion. What is driving this polarization, and how can we overcome it? Join Andy Shallal and author Howard Ross for a conversation on Ross's important new book "Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart."

Events at 5th & K

Book Club
5th & K | The Loft | May 31, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join a women of color community for an international book club #BecaseWe’veRead. This month, they will discuss Assata: An Autobiography. The premise of the book club is to raise collective awareness and understanding of politics, race, gender, religion, culture, history, colonialism, etc. that disrupt normative narratives. This is an "open" event - anyone can show up, more information on the initiative can be found here. Reach out to wided@tazuri.com for more information.

Events at Hyattsville

Thursday Night Open Mic 5.31.18
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 31, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices, and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.