March 24th – Franny Choi & Fatima Asghar

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Franny Choi is one of the few people to have been a finalist at the three most prestigious poetry slams in the country: the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the Women of the World Poetry Slam.  She was also the top-ranking female poet at the 2011 Southern Fried Poetry Slam and the champion of 2010 Seoul Poetry Slam. Franny’s literary work has appeared in Indiefeed, Fringe Magazine, Tandem, Issues, The Java Monkey Speaks Anthology, the College Hill Independent, Angry Asian Man, and others.  Her work in Fringe was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Sundress Best of the Net Award in 2011. She was also a finalist in the 2012 Write Bloody Publishing Company Manuscript Contest. She currently co-coordinates the Providence Poetry Slam’s youth program.

Fatimah Asghar is a poet, performer, photographer, writer and thinker who is almost always in-between two places. Currently, her heart is in Cambridge with her sisters while her body is in Sarajevo, where she is on a Fulbright grant, writing, researching, exploring and constantly tripping over herself. Fatimah has competed and performed on numerous stages, includingbeing part of Brown University’s 2011 National College Poetry team which was awarded the “Pushing the Art Forward” award for innovative work and experimental risk taking. In the summer of 2011 she assistant coached the Providence Poetry Team, which was ranked third at Nationals.

Doors at 6:30, show at 7 – all ages and free free free; coffee and snacks by donation.

 

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