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The Grand Showcase Poetry Festival

  • Dates:  November 23, 2019
  • Times:  Saturday Workshops 10am, Saturday Show 12pm, Saturday after party 5pm
  • Host:  The Diatribe
    Venue:   Fountain Street Church
    24 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Category:  Art
  • Price Per Person:  Balcony Seats $15 - Ground Floor $25 - VIP (Meet & Greet) $50 - Workshop Tickets $30
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Join The Diatribe on November 23 for "The Grand Showcase", held at Fountain Street Church. This poetry event features nationally-known poets Rudy Francisco (Cali), Ebony Stewart (HTX), Bee "Black Rose" Kapri (Chi), area youth poets, and some of Michigans’ most talented spoken word poets (Mia Monet, Great Dane, Jocelyn Barnes, Joseph Harris, Amanda Small, Kyd Kane). DJ SuperDre will be the featured DJ and all proceeds will benefit non profit The Diatribe.
The DIatribe uses perfomring arts to empower young people to share their stories, raise awareness of social issues, and be active members in their community.
Local vendors include (TBA).
EVENT TIMELINE
Workshops:
Financial Capabilities for Creatives w/ Ray Johnson (HSBC) - 10:00am-11:00am
You are not a before w/ Jocelyn Barnes - 10:00am-11:00am
They Say w/ T. Miller - 10:00am-11:00am
12:00pm-1:00pm | VIP Meet and Greet (Reserved for VIP ticket holders, Sponsors, and Diatribe Students).
1pm | Event program: Includes special videos, area youth poets, and local artists.
2:45pm | Ebony Stewart & Bee "Black Rose" Kapri
3:15pm | Rudy Francisco
4:00pm Event Concludes
Vendors:
Malamiah Juice Bar, We are Lit, Cole Speaks, Mindset Meals, NAACP GR, Westside Massage, and BareALL.
The first 200 people in the doors will receive a FREE "Grand Showcase 2019" tote bag thanks to BareALL clothing!

The Grand Showcase Poetry Festival
  • Times:  Saturday Workshops 10am, Saturday Show 12pm, Saturday after party 5pm
  • November 23, 2019 to November 23, 2019
  • Fountain Street Church
  • Balcony Seats $15 - Ground Floor $25 - VIP (Meet & Greet) $50 - Workshop Tickets $30