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"Adrift in a Sea of M&Ms" Book Release Reading

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters

758 Wealthy St Se
Grand Rapids MI 49503

You are invited to:
"Inner Beauty and The Beast." at The Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters.
A Quadrouple Poetry Feature with some of the cities most incredible poets!
ZerilliKFG PoetryKyd Kane Poetry, and Fable The Poet

When is the last time you saw 4 talented local spoken word arists, in a local venue that supports local litterature, all selling their product, all giving their all for an incredibel intimate unique experience?
Come hear the beauty, and experience the beast that is our local poetry scene!

It is also
“Adrift in a Sea of M&M’s” -
(Mixed race issues and Mental Disorders)
Book Release Reading!

Meet The Artists:

Zerilli is a queer spoken word artist based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Her topics range from her queer experiences, domestic assault, foster care, and many other social issues. She has been interviewed on WYCE’s Electric Poetry twice, and volunteers her time, speaking to youth at schools. Currently she is involved in an endeavor with the Creative Youth Center, that will bring poetry to the forefront, in a Grand Rapids after school program.

K. Foster-Goodrich, known in the spoken world realm as KFG, is a poet, social justice activist, and mental health advocate, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their poems have been published in Crabfat Magazine, Anti-Heroin Chic Journal, and their poem "A Love Letter for Someone I Barely Knew" received the second place Ned Foskey Poetry Prize. They have won slams and featured at rallies, open-mics and other events across the state, and has been a key speaker at Western Michigan University and Wichita State University.

Kyd Kane:
Kyd Kane (°1987, Grand Rapids, Mi) is a Spoken Word Poet, Community Activist, Motivational Speaker and an Intellectual Writer. Her passion for words started when she was introduced to the art of poetry in the 2nd grade at her elementary school's annual poetry fest and she's been writing ever since. In addition to her love for the arts, she is also lover of family, African culture, music, beer and history. Kyd Kane aims to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating poetry that will encourage them to be true to who they are, all while dropping jewels of knowledge to spark an awakening in the mind of those who choose to listen. Kyd Kane has performed at venues and events throughout Michigan and the Midwest since the release of her spoken word video "Awaken" that was shot and directed by Mike Canon Films in February of 2015. As a member of the poetry collective Intellectual Writers, Kyd will continue to use words and rhythm to reconstruct the negative mindsets that are being programmed into today's society.



Fable The Poet:

Marcel "Fable" Price
A.K.A. Fable The Poet
Author of "Adrift in a Sea of M&M's" 
(Autonomous Press/NuroQueer Press)
...Is a Bi-racial North American writer, teacher, community activist, performer, motivational speaker, and is the second place winner of: "The 2016 Missouri Review Audio Poetry Contest.
Fable The Poet is a Nationally Touring Artist highly noted for his work with the youth; spreading Mental Health Awareness using his own stories to consume the audience, and spread a much needed message: "At times, we all feel fragile. We are all paper boats entertaining the waves of life."
He is an official partner of Mental Health America, and has sat on panels across the country discussing the importance of discussing Mental Health awareness with our youth.
He is known across the nation for crowd-interactive features that leave those attending enlightened and empowered.
Acoustic, through written word, with musical backing, or even with a live band you will be taken on an emotional rollercoaster unlike any other you have ever experienced.
Buckle up, prepare to make a new friend, and enjoy the ride.
Event Type: Arts-Entertainment 

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