Picture (Click on “Display Images” option to view): HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays on February 5th, 2015

Featuring Ebony Stewart (Austin Slam Champ) and Sarah Kay (TED Talks) this Thursday at Fresh Café Kaka`ako!!

Join us this Thursday (February 5th) for a high-quality installment of First Thursdays at Fresh Café Kaka`ako!!  As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

— Ebony Stewart, a three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas who has shared stages with Buddy Wakefield and the late Amri Baraka. She also coached the Neo-Soul slam team finishing 1st place in Group Piece Finals in 2012, the Austin Poetry Slam team leading them to 5th place in 2013 at the National Poetry Slam, and the TheySpeak Poetry Slam team finishing top 8 in the world at Brave New Voices in 2014. Ebony writes because she has to, teaches Sex Education for a living and eats cupcakes for fun. She is currently on her RISE! Tour, promoting sexual health, body image and healthy relationships through performance and workshops.

— A spotlight performance by Sarah Kay, who has shared her work at the 2011 TED Conference in Long Beach, California; the Malthouse Theater in Melbourne, Australia; The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark, among hundreds of other venues. Her books, B (Domino Project, 2011) and No Matter the Wreckage (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014) are both consistently top-ranked bestselling poetry books.
— An official qualifier for the 2014-2015 HawaiiSlam season.  Normal slam rules apply, and the top two poets will advance to the 2015 Grand Slam Finals (on April 2nd, 2015) that will determine HawaiiSlam’s 12th National Poetry Slam team.
— Turntable Sorcery by DJ Toki (Sisters in Sound)
— Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka’uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton “Clean” Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, and Melissa Soriano)
First Thursdays (February 5th)
$100 Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic
LOCATION: Fresh Café Kaka`ako
831 Queen Street (between Ward Avenue and Cooke Street)
Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
Phone: (808) 387-9664
Email: info@HawaiiSlam.com
Website: www.HawaiiSlam.com