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The Living List: March 2018

Updated: Apr 5, 2018




HAPPY MARCH!


Feel free to give me feed back, let me know what you would like to see here!  


In this blog you will find Special Announcements, Unique events for this month, Monthly Events, Opportunities, Future Events and other Blogs for information.


Legend:

blue underlined: hyperlinks to web addresses that have more information

+: events that I will be participating in either by giving art or by hosting


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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

HELP ME OUT!  ALL MONTH  - I AM RAISING FUNDS TO GO TO WOWPS - GO FUND ME COMING SOON BUT YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO THE CAUSE! CLICK FOR DETAILS OR GO STRAIGHT HERE TO DONATE!

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THIS MONTH'S EVENTS


+ Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

March 1, 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Pete's Place 12044 Blueridge Blvd. Grandview, MO 64030.


Souls of Poetic Expression is an opportunity for poets and musicians to recite poetry or display musicianship that is based on Women and Women's history, progress, love, frustration, hope, success, etc, that will encourage and provide some type of emotional and psychological relief for listeners. Join us as we have Author, Poet, and Radio Personality, Serenity as your host. This event is free to the public.


+ Louder Than a Bomb KC

MARCH MADNESS FOR POETRY IS HERE!!!!! WOOOT LET THE BABIES REIGN

This Poetry festival for high school students is in it's 5th year and will have 19 competing teams this year. The winning team will represent Kansas City at the National Brave New Voices Competition!


Preliminary Bouts - 6-9pm


February 27 - At the Black Archives of Mid America 1722 E 17th Ter, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 Competing Schools: Hyman Brand / SM Northwest / Washington / Winnetonka


March 1 - At Rockhurst University 1100 Rockhurst Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Competing Schools: Blue Springs South / Central Academy / Raytown South / Wyandotte


March 5 - At the Kansas City Public Library 14 W 10th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 in the Helzberg Auditorium

Competing Schools: Lee's Summit / SM South / Sumner Academy / University Academy Olathe Northwest

March 6 - At the Johnson County Library 9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Competing Schools: Lincoln Prep / SM West / Topeka / Highland Park / JC Harmon / Blue Valley North


March 8 - At the Kansas City Artist Coalition 201 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Competing Schools: Lawrence Free State / Liberty / Academy / Raytown High / Turner


Semi Finals will be held at the GEM Theater 1615 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

6pm March 19th and March 20th


Finals will be held at the GEM Theater 1615 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108

$10 Admission -March 24, 2018


+ Kansas City Poetry Slam Featuring Samantha Slupski

March 7, 2018

Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111

Poetry Slam - $5 admission and $50 prize to 1st place!


+ Sunflower Slam!

March 10, 2018

Lenexa City Hall - 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219

Starting this month I will be hosting the SUNFLOWER SLAM at the LENEXA CITY HALL! Boy do I have some things up my sleeve for you! Here are the details:

$5 ADMISSION

ONE ROUND - Open Mic Style - 5 minute limit!

End of the night $50 Prize!

Come out and have a good time!


+ Poetry VS Hip-Hop Featuring Queen Sheba and MC Storm and DJ KNOWDAT

March 17, 2018

$20 General Admission

Prohibition Hall 1118 McGee, Kansas City, MO 64106

www.poetryvshiphop.com


+ Writers Workshop with Desiree Delagaciamo

March 21, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm and feature at 10:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111


+ Buddy Wakefield

March 22, 2018 Doors open at 6:00 - Show starts at 7:00pm

$15 ADMISSION

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111


+ 2 Wins and You're In: Midwest Edition

March 23, 2018 7:00pm - 9:30pm

$5.00 ADMISSION

4 slam teams...

THAT'S RIGHT 4 SLAM TEAMS will duke it out on stage with 1 coming out on top.

This is a regional qualifier for the National Poetry Slam

Competing Teams:

For The Win KC Slam Team

Kansas City Poetry Slam

St Louis Slam Team

Omaha Slam Team


+ Jasmine Mans

March 23, 2018 10:00pm

$20-$60 Admission

Uptown Arts Bar 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111


+ The Hub Feature Speaker Kelly Williams Brown the author of Adulting

March 27, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

New Life city Church 1717 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Event will be catered by Jack Stack and feature poetry by Sheri Purpose Hall!


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MONTHLY EVENTS & WORKSHOPS


Soul Sessions

EVERY MONDAY

Juke House: 1700 E 18th Street, Kansas City MO, 64108

Join Simmy and crew for the best Monday's in town!  This event brings some of the city's best talent including singers, poets, musicians and comedians.  Open mic sign up begins at 7pm, Cover charge is $10.


Tones and Vibes

EVERY TUESDAY STARTING FEB 20th

Jambo Restaurant: 9922 Holmes Rd. Kansas City MO

Join the Tones and Vibes crew for POETRY POETRY and more POETRY! Doors open at 7pm (happy hour specials from 7-10p), sign up starts at 7:30 to 9:30p, show will start 8pm no later than 8:30 and run until about 12am. $5 entry before 9pm, after 9p it is $10. 


Poetic Underground (PoUnd)

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:30pm

Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111

Each Wednesday join the UAB as a different hosting team gives you a power packed poetry open mic! Every 1st Wednesday is the Kansas City Poetry Slam - $5 admission and $50 prize to 1st place!


Souls of Poetic Expression Open Mic

EVERY 1ST THURSDAY, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

FREE ADMISSION

Pete's Place 12044 Blueridge Blvd. Grandview, MO 64030.


Souls of Poetic Expression is an opportunity for poets and musicians to recite poetry or display musicianship. Join us as we have Author, Poet, and Radio Personality, Serenity as your host. This event is free to the public.


Rap Asylum

EVERY 2ND WEDNESDAY, 7pm

Westport Coffee House Theater: 4010 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111 (downstairs)

KANSAS CITY'S MONTHLY HIP-HOP OPEN MIC! In order to participate - submissions have to be received in advance at rapasylumkc@gmail.com.  $5 Admission - different features EVERY MONTH!


Sunflower Slam Hosted by Sheri Purpose Hall!

EVERY 2ND SATURDAY

Lenexa City Hall - 17101 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219

$5 ADMISSION

ONE ROUND - Open Mic Style - 5 minute limit!

End of the night $50 Prize!

Come out and have a good time!


The Black Girl Magic Power Block

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

KUAW internet radio KUAW.ORG

#BGMPB Starts with with Roux on the Radio hosted by Angela Roux at 12:00pm and then The Gospel of Poets hosted by Sheri Purpose Hall at 1:00pm.


Community Writing and Performance Workshop

EVERY 4TH WEDNESDAY, 7pm. Free Admission

Uptown Arts Bar: 3611 Broadway, Kansas City MO 64111

COME ONE COME ALL!!!! We will write 'til our hearts are content! Or maybe we will just write until our content accurately describes our hearts!I have created this workshop as an ongoing event because we have many open mics and slams, but rarely is there a space for the community to collaboratively work on the art that goes into these shows. This will be a dual workshop focusing on both the literary craft and the art of the performance.This is a safe space.All are welcome.We will learn together.We will grow together.We will share together.We will have fun and get the work done!


FTW Slam

EVERY 4TH THURSDAY, 7pm

The Writers Place: 3607 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Join FTW for a night of incredible poetry and fun at the FTW SLAM!Slam Specifics:10 poets will be given the chance to perform their best poems in a 3-round, elimination style slam.Each poet will have 3 minutes or less to wow the audience and the randomly selected judges of the evening. AND We're giving out cash prizes to not only first place, not only second place, but the top 3 performers of the night! This is gonna be a great night on both sides of the mic! #FTWSlamDoors open at 7. The slam begins at $8.10 cover


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ARTIST RESOURCES


March 7th Deadline

Creative Writing Fellowships – NEA (National Endowment for the Arts)

Fellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Non-matching grants are for $25,000.

Learn more: https://www.arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships March 15th DeadlineKC Fringe Festival – Visual ArtsThis 11-day explosion of unjuried, uncensored performing and visual arts features performers and creators from all over- local, national and international, from July 19-July 29th. Learn more: https://www.tfaforms.com/4647562 March 26th DeadlineRocket Grants – from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation, and the KU Spencer Museum of ArtArtists, curators, collectives, collaborative groups, partnerships, and artist-run spaces residing within an 80-mile radius of the Kansas City Metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Learn more:http://rocketgrants.org/apply April 16th Artist Registration Opens  - deadline June 7th

ArtPrize 10

ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. Any artist working in any medium from anywhere in the world can participate. Art is exhibited throughout downtown Grand Rapids.

Learn more: http://www.artprize.org April 21st Deadline

Harpo Foundation Grants

Supports emerging visual artists. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive. Learn more: http://www.harpofoundation.org/apply/grants-for-visual-artists May 31st Deadline

Art Westport KCMO

Art Westport is Kansas City's only outdoor art show and festival exclusively for LOCAL artists. The historic Westport district provides the perfect backdrop for a high-quality exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. The event is in its 39th year and will be on September 7, 8 and 9, 2018. 

Learn more: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=6315 June - TBA

Inspiration grant deadlines are coming 

Learn more: https://artskc.org/grantmaking/getfunding/inspirationresources/ December - TBA

Cave Canem

Learn More: http://cavecanem.org/