Someone once told me that to be a writer you had to have something to write about. That has been my excuse for wanderlust, for going places I had no business going to and leaving places I should have never been. Somehow Seattle has become my home and the base of my travels, the epicenter of my personal movement to grow into my multiplicities and in general become a better human being. Writing helps. So I do it and sometimes its poetry and sometimes I share it. A friend told me once that coming to my show was like sitting in my living room. I’ll invite you in, but know it won’t be all cocoa and unicorns. My house is a temple of truth, my words a meditation of what life has given me.
My self-published works include three collections of poetry: God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns and two children’s book Coco LaSwish A Fish From A Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue (available at Barnes and Noble or of course from my purse). I’m also a regular contributor to the Seattle Globalist and the Black Girl Nerds Blog. Check out my website at: www.rejjarts.com
This week kicks off our 2014-2015 season! This is the first open slam that will start earning poets points towards the Grand Slam in April. All the normal rules, three minutes, three rounds. See you there!
Doors @ 8
Open mic @ 8:30
Slam @ 9