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Sun, May 22


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Trident Features Katerina Canyon

Don't miss Katerina Canyon when she reads in Boston!

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Trident Features Katerina Canyon
Trident Features Katerina Canyon

Time & Location

May 22, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT

Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115, USA


About the Event

Open Mic Night featuring a special performance by poet Katerina Canyon!

Katerina Canyon is an Award-Winning Poet, Best Selling Author, civil rights activist, and essayist. She is a writer who has overcome some serious obstacles and trauma. Her book Surviving Home which was released on November 9, 2021, is a collection of poems that serve as a memoir of the trauma she experienced and overcame.

Concisely arresting and challenging the beliefs of family and the fantasies of tradition, the poems in Surviving Home show that home is a place that you endure rather than a place where you are nurtured. With unyielding cadence and unparalleled sadness and warmth, Katerina Canyon contemplates the prejudice and limitations buried in a person's African American heritage: parents that seem to care for you with one hand and slap you with the other, the secret desires to be released from the daily burdens of life, as well as the surprising ways a child chooses to amuse herself. Finding resilience in the unexpected, this collection tears down the delicate facades of family.


Join us for a fun evening of open mic poetry! We invite you to bring your own works and perform them in front of a supportive crowd. There's no better place to find your voice and share it with the world!

The sign-up list opens at 6:30 pm in the upstairs cafe and the mic opens at 7:00pm.

  • Seating is first come, first served!
  • Each open mic slot gets you about three minutes of stage time.
  • No need to memorize your work - just be comfortable and have fun!
  • If you read someone else’s work, give credit where due.
  • Above all, show kindness to all. No hate speech, slurs, or sexually explicit language.

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