Writers Slam for Alzheimer’s: A Night of Poetry and Storytelling

 

Come slam with us as we remember, celebrate and lift up the voices of those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s! Performers will share poems and stories related to Alzheimer’s.

WHEN:        Monday, June 20, 2016 / 6:30PM-8:30PM

WHERE:      Funkadelic Studios, 209 West 40TH Street, 5TH Floor, New York, NY 10018

PRICE:        $15 in advance; $20 at the door

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Tickets At:  www.slamforalz.eventbrite.com

WANT TO PERFORM AND SHARE YOUR ALZHEIMER’S-RELATED STORY OR POEM? EMAIL US AT slamforalz@gmail.com.

 

THE FOLLOWING WONDERFUL WRITERS WILL BE SLAMMING FOR ALZHEIMER’S

Gail M. Dottin received an MFA and Dean’s nonfiction fellowship from Columbia University. She is a Fulbright scholar in creative writing and a New York writer who doesn’t live in Brooklyn. Her writing will also appear in Dismantle, the first anthology from the dopeness of Voices of Our Nations literary intensive, Pank and the anthology Wise Latinas, which won the 2015 International Latino Book Award for Best Women’s Nonfiction. She’s currently working on Where There is Pride in Belonging, a memoir woven around her grandfather’s labor constructing the Panama Canal.

Julie Hart is originally from Minnesota. She has lived in London, Zurich and Tokyo and now in Brooklyn Heights. Her work can be found in Five Quarterly, Denim Skin, PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Floor Plan Journal, Blue Lyra Review, Yellow Chair Review and at juliehartwrites.com.

Jodi Savage is an attorney by trade and a writer at heart. Inspired by the sense of community and comfort writing gave her during her grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, Jodi founded Writers Slam for Alzheimer’s. You can find more of her writing at jodimsavage.com. Jodi and her French bulldog Buster live in Brooklyn.

Senea Umekia, also known by some as DCpoet, has decided to step out on faith to pursue her artistic vision and passions full-time. Motivated by her success on the New Orleans poetry scene, she’s determined to follow the true desires of heart. Come along for a journey of love, light, and prosperity as DCpoet guides you through this life we breathe, one poetic word at a time.

 

Also visit our website at www.slamforalz.org and come slam with us on Twitter at @slamforalz.

 

Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association as part of its fundraising challenge The Longest Day!