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Tue, Jul 28


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Poetry Pride Parade

Identifying as a pan-sexual/sapio-sexual/bi-sexual, I am proud to announce that Twiggman and myself will be providing Story & Song for the Poetic Pride Parade on Sunday. Get your rainbows out.

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Poetry Pride Parade
Poetry Pride Parade

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT

Zoom call

About the event

In the early hours of June 28th, 1969, the NYPD raided The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. This event launched the modern movement for LGBT rights, with the first official gay pride parade following a year later in New York City on June 28th, 1970. In solidarity with the current Black Lives Matter movement and in celebration of the recent US Supreme Court decision extending further employment protections to LGBTQ+ people, please join us on the 50th Anniversary of the 1st PRIDE Parade for Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Open Mic's First POETRY PRIDE Parade. After our featured readers, we will end the PARADE with a LIVE Open Mic hosted by spoken-word writer/performer Andi Talbot. Thanks to our co-sponsor Headmistress Press! The POETRY PRIDE Parade will broadcast from Zoom LIVE to Facebook, easiest to view if you join the public group, Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Open Mic. Only our readers and tech support will be in the Zoom room as this is our first time using Zoom to Facebook LIVE. Poets include (not necessarily in this order): Moncho Alvarado (NY), 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow Mariam Bazeed (NY), a non-binary Egyptian immigrant poet, playwright, fiction, non-fiction, singer performer Charlie Dale (WA), poet and student at The Evergreen State College Risa Denenberg (WA), slight faith (Moon Path Press 2018), co-editor, Headmistress Press Anne Walsh Donnelly (Galway), The Woman with the Owl Tattoo (Fly on the Wall, 2018) Órla Fay (Dublin), editor of Boyne Berries April Lee Fields (LA), spoken-word poet and performer Laura Foley (VT), Why I Never Finished My Dissertation, (Headmistress Press, 2019) Ananya Garg (WA), 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow Tara Hardy (WA), My, My, My, My, My (Write Bloody Publications, 2016) Wryly T. McCutchen (WA), My Ugly & Other Love Snarls (University of Hell Press, 2017), 2018 Lambda Literary Fellow Alyssa Moore (XX), poet, filmmaker, editor Caerdwyn Torres (WA), poet Lex Torres (WA), poet, student at The Evergreen State College Mark Ward (Dublin), editor of Impossible Archetype, Ireland's LGBTQ+ literary journal with your co-hosts:                           Sandy Yannone, Boats for Women (Salmon Poetry, 2019), host of weekly Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Open Mic (USA) Andi Talbot, Burn Before Reading (Analog Submission Press, 2019), host of weekly Choose Life Choose Poetry Open Mic (UK) Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Open Mic Group began 13 weeks ago in response to the global pandemic. Each Sunday we've hosted a LIVE open mic with poets reading and listening from all over the world. We are an active PUBLIC Group with over 1,400 members. We welcome lovers of poetry of all nationalities, identities, and intersectionalities.   Join our Group on our Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry Open Mic Group Page at:

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