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Philostoria (An Open Mic With A Twist)

  • Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY 10012 USA (map)

Bowery Poetry presents: Philostoria! An open mic with a twist!
Sir Charles The Poet
Hosted by Julius Omega Baltonado
Sign up at the door! Doors open at 5:45!

Bowery Poetry is the place for poets, and that also means this is a place for your voice, your art, and your STORY. Philostoria highlights the stories which shape the art, the vision, and the heart of every poet that shines their light into the world from our stage here at Bowery Poetry. It is a community of poets that showcases relevant work, yet also uncovers the person behind the poems! 

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HERE'S THE TWIST: Before each performance, the poet joins the host on stage, and is asked a simple question: what's your story? The host has a list of prepared, totally intrusive, random, insightful, philosophical, or food-related spotlight questions for each person, to help the crowd get to know the poet better before each performance! 

In the interest of equal-opportunity intrusiveness, at the end of the evening, the crowd also gets to ask the host some spotlight questions of their own!

It's an open mic, so do you! Just remember - it's 3 minutes per person!

So - WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Join us at Philostoria and tell us all about it! Tell your friends, or better yet - come by and bring them with you!

About the feature:
Charles “Sircharlesthepoet” Joseph is a 21 years-old college student finishing his last year at the University at Buffalo. Charles was born in Haiti, but at the age of 11, he moved to Brooklyn, NY. When Charles came to the States, he did not know a word in the English language, but he still started his creative writing career at the age of 13. After 2 years of writing songs and raps, Charles decided to settle to only writing poetry. During his sophomore year of college, Charles self-published his first digital book, “How I Escaped Engineering School” which is a record of poems that he wrote as he switched out of his previous major in college: mechanical engineering. Finally, Charles doesn’t write about a specific topic—he writes about everything. Therefore, on his poetry digital platforms (@sircharlesthepoet), you will find a great variation of poetry.

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