CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
In conjunction with the Maier Museum of Art's exhibition of "Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat", The Listening is hosting an open mic session celebrating, discussing and enjoying the messy miracle of being young. From the recklessness of adolescence to the boldness of pre-adulthood, we invite you to bring your poetry, your songs, your art, your voice. Whether you're navigating your own youth or still young at heart - we're here, and we're listening.
Open Mic Sign Up - 6:45pm
Event Start - 7:00pm (ish)
What is home for you?
For some of us, it is the four walls that you grew up, with all kinds of significant memories. For others, home is less about the place and more about the people that we've shared these memories with. Whether you call home a place or a group of people, we want to hear from you.
Bring your poetry and spoken word, your music and your talent to the mic. We are listening. Join us in the historic Anne Spencer Garden for this intimate session!
$5: Door Donation
Open Mic Sign-Up: 6:45p
Start time: 7pm
Wanna be one of the cool kids?
We all know cool when we see it, but we also all have different definitions for what it actually is. It could be the undeniable swagger of Cool Hand Luke or the effortless magic of Beyonce - whatever it is, we've all come across the cool. The stage is open for you.
Come define it for yourselves at the Academy Center of the Arts with your poetry, your songs, your dance, whatever - just keep it cool!
Academy Center of the Arts - Ann White Gallery
600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA, 24504
$5 // April 13, 2018 // 7PM
Queens, it is time we start using our voices and creative gifts to magnify one another's strengths and build each other up. For this open mic session, there's no more room for middle-school girl tearing each other down or backstabbing. Together with the YWCA, we are setting out to speak life to girls' strengths, and bring out the royalty inside.
Bring yourself and a queen you know for our "Queen" open mic on March 9th at 7p at the YWCA! Since this will be a session to encourage and acknowledge, we are asking that all artists consider an atmosphere with respectful language and positive energy. Stay tuned for updates on giveaways and much more!
In the words of Maya Angelou,
"Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it."
Inspired by the original text by Carter G. Woodson (“Miseducation Of The Negro”) and multi-award winning debut album by Lauryn Hill (“Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”), The Listening is holding the space for us to discuss all things we’ve learned about love, life, and everything in between.
$5 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Listening, Inc.
Sometimes, we all need a break.
Some of us need a break from our own mind.
This session is for those of us who use our songs and poems to create a safe spaces with our own battle symphonies. We invite you to join our community and build our sanctuary together.
Dedicated to the memory of Chester Bennington and all who currently continue to battle with, or have been affected by suicide and depression.
Come early to get your name on the performance list!
Light refreshments provided. Open to high school students.
July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm| $110
Each Monday - Friday, until July 14.
Register By: July 6
Ages: 13 - 18
Poets and performers aged 13 to 18 will have the opportunity to explore a dynamic performance art called Spoken Word with a local non-profit organization called The Listening, Inc. For five days, young poets and performers will journey from the creative writing process to developing their own performance styles that reflect who they are and the world they come from. Themes discussed will be music and rhythm and the politics of poetry.
Students will also be able to work with local performing artists who will mentor and guide them, leading them to an open mic at the end of the week, at which they will perform their works!
Click here for more info!
Our Country. Your voice.
There's enough out there to challenge our ideas of what it means to be a part of this country. In return, we challenge the poets, the singers, the artists and performers to take their craft and address their country.
To twist our driving question, if you had the entire country willing to listen to you, what would you say?
Bring your fury and your faith, your heat and your hope, your passion and patriotism. Join us at 6pm for writing workshop to create together and sign-up on the open mic list.
Hosted and dining made available by The GR8 PL8 Cafe & Lounge, a collaborative event with The Poetry Group!
$5 (to benefit The Listening, Inc., a tax-exempt non-profit organization aimed to engage, change, and save lives with the performing arts.)