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Recap: February Open Mic

Recap: February Open Mic


Posted By on Feb 24, 2017

We had a terrific time at our February open mic, when our theme for the month was, “In Tribute To….” Poets and readers gathered at Shaky Alibi at our regular first Thursday of the month, this time to dedicate a poem to their mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and even to our veterans. Among our special guests were Guys Reading Poems actors Jerod Meagher, Megan Sousa, Daniel Berilla and the film’s director Hunter...

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“Guys Reading Poems” will screen on Sunday, February 19th at 4:15 p.m. at DC Independent Film Festival in our nation’s capital. The screening will take place at the Burke Theater at the Naval Heritage Center. “We are so honored to be screening in our nation’s capital and at such a prestigious festival.  With three veterans working on our film, we’re also extremely honored to be screening at the...

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Dear Poets & Poetry Lovers, “Guys Reading Poems” is a film about a little boy who uses poetry to survive being locked in a box. We are now a movement empowering everyday people to escape their own “box” through poetry. On the first Thursday of every month, we provide a space for poets and non-poets alike to get together to read original or public domain poetry. And each month, we choose one poem as our...

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More than 40 people gathered at the Shaky Alibi coffee house last Thursday for the inaugural GUYS READING POEMS open mic poetry night. The event was sparked by the feature film of the same title and director Hunter Lee Hughes was on hand to explain why it’s important for the film to evolve into a movement that can serve the needs of everyday people to express themselves through poetry. Seventeen readers performed throughout the...

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By Moira McMahon Leeper Hunter Lee Hughes is a big name for a blonde wisp of a boy growing up in Texas and Michigan, alternatively being passed from parent to parent via silver 747s traversing the great American sky. Those hours of travel afforded a lot of time to dream. And so, dream he did. … I met my friend Hunter in San Antonio, Texas, while attending a small, specific kind of liberal arts school where we were both getting a...

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