Marc Kelly Smith is the father of Slam Poetry as it is practiced today in a thousand dimly lit cafes across the country. It all began in 1987 at the Green Mill Tavern in Chicago, where Smith built an audience for the performative, competitive, communal, overtly rhythmic style of oral versifying that has so successfully perpetuated itself in city after city throughout the world. This is technically a private event, located at the home of Indelible Ink proprietress Monica Copeland, but you can buy a ticket and be treated to wine, hors ‘doeuvres, and intimate social contact with a true cultural innovator, not to mention live jazz, and performances from the Lineage Dance Troupe, Monica, and a few other poets. The deadline to RSVP is technically today, but something tells us you can probably still get a ticket.
A Private Affair with Marc Kelly Smith
Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Presented By Indelible Ink
$50; event.info; RSVP to 626.578.7267