Alex Alexander - Featured Poet - Mixers - 7/20/10

Alex Alexander will be the featured poet for Mix It Up! on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. This weekly, featured performer and open mic poetry / music event takes place once a month at Mixers on 6037 Belair Road, Baltimore, Md 21206. The event will be preceded by an open mic for poetry and acoustic music. Sign-up for the open mic begins at 8:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in northwest Washington DC, Alex Alexander is a recent graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art where she spent all four years striving to meld the realms of performance poetry and fine art photography. As an alumna of the DC Youth Slam Team, Alex studied under such local poets as, Kenneth Carroll, Lisa Pegram, Isaac Colon and Sage Morgan-Hubbard; competing in the 2005-06 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slams. Combining rich, soulful vocals with aggressive, sharp-tongued prose, Alexander delivers an elegant, matter-of-fact performance channeling artists from Nina Simone to Allan Ginsberg and beyond. As a member of the LGBT community, her poems span the matters of identity, gender, sexuality and ones defiant journey through life’s obstacles.

Mix It Up! is hosted and organized by award-winning poet, performer & actor M. S. Sanders, founder of PoetryInBaltimore.com Julie Fisher, and local poet Lawrence Leaf.

This event is presented by Mixers, www.PoetryInBaltimore.com and Concurrence Multimedia. For more information please visit www.PoetryInBaltimore.com or email concurrence.m.m@gmail.com.

With freshly-painted walls, new seating, flashy signage and a heated smoking patio, it’s no surprise that the Mixers’ dance floor stays packed with ladies every Friday night. And, with 2 for 1 domestic beers and rail drinks during happy hour (and the most expensive drink priced at $5!), it’s the perfect spot to wind down after work or get started early for a late night out on the town.

www.PoetryInBatlimore.com is Maryland’s premier online resource and interactive virtual community for literary news, events, reviews and discussions for Baltimore and beyond. www.PoetryInBatlimore.com also hosts, organizes and sponsors dozens of literary and multimedia events throughout the city and its adjacent communities.


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