From Joanna Schroeder, the host of Writer’s Block First Draft:
“Fresh off the WoWps finals stage – First Draft is proud to present a feature of all new work by hometown favorite Chauncey Beaty. If you’ve been writing all week off the endorphin high of seeing Columbus’ first national poetry event storm our local stages last weekend – bring out what you’ve got and share it with an audience that loves new poems and new poets!
Chauncey Beaty is an Atlanta-based poet (and OSU alum) who rocked the Women of the World poetry slam all the way to the final round of the competition. She is also an artist who uses her words to effect change in the world through her dedication to writing. Her annual Hope Springs Writing Retreat has been described as a nourishing and transformative experience for the women who attend. Come out to experience the intensity of her work and stay for her lightning fast metaphors. Some people win the Super Bowl and then go to Disneyland. Chauncey Beaty was crowned the third-best female slammer at WoW and she is coming to First Draft. Come out and hear what new change is jangling in her pockets.
Chauncey’s feature will be followed by the traditional First Draft Open Mic where new poems and new poets are always welcome. Bring us the new and shiny, or the dusty journal you had stashed behind the couch. If it is new, or has never been performed before, we will give you and your piece mad love and applause.
Hope to see you there!”
First Draft Open Mic
2250 N High Street
March 19, 2010