Cliteratic Open No Mic, now in its 11th year, brings the best in local and featured spoken word artists to Charis Books & More each month.

Tonight’s special guests are Alice Shindelar of Minneapolis and activist, educator and poet Tristan Silverman.

Shindelar is a recepient of the 2010 Jerome Foundation VERVE Spoken Word grant awarded by Intermedia Arts, the only spoken word grant in the U.S. She also hosts a bi-weekly workshop, “Talk Story Salon,” for poets, storytellers, emcees and performance-based writers. You can also see her work as a volunteer editor for the erotica magazine, Whole Beast Rag.

Silverman “occupies the space where gender, sexuality, Judaism, and art converge. Trained as a documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, and novelist, [his] poetry addresses the humanness of flaw, the fluidity of identity, and the reality of coming of age queer and American.”

Here’s a clip of Tristan in action:

Cliterati
7-9 p.m.
Charis Books & More
1189 Euclid Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
www.chariscircle.org

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