ABOUT THE FEATURE:
Emanuelee “Outspoken Bean” is a performance poet, compassionate mentor and dedicated educator. Bean travels the country performing his original works and inspiring young creative minds. From Trinidad to Off-Broadway New York City and back to Houston where he inspires others to find their voice. He is a Texas Poet Laureate nominee, ranked 9th in the Individual World Poetry Slam 2013, ranked 2nd in collaborative poetry at Group Piece Finals 2013 and, is ranked 11th at National Poetry Slam 2014 (both with Houston VIP). He started performing spoken-word in 2005. In his senior year at Prairie View A&M, Bean founded and coached the University’s first poetry slam team. In their first year, they won the title in their region and grabbed the 8th place ranking in the country at College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI ’08). Bean has also worked with the Harris County Department of Education, Houston’s Young Audiences: Arts for Learning and Texas Commission for the Arts, and Houston Grand Opera. He serves as the Project Coordinator, Lead Coach and mentor for Meta-Four Houston, a project under Writers in the Schools’ WITS Performance program. Where professional performance/slam poets encourage self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth through creative writing and performance.
Visit website: www.outspokenbeanpoetry.com
ABOUT THE SLAM:
Final chance to qualify for WoWPS Finals! Top two poets of the night will go on to WoWPS finals to compete to represent Seattle Poetry Slam at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque. There will be four rounds with varying time limits from 1 to 4 minutes. This slam is open only to poets who live their lives as women.
Doors @ 8
Open mic @ 8:30
Slam @ 9