Black Out Loud Conference celebrates Black visibility Aug 10-12

Local poet, activist and teaching artist Donney Rose will host the inaugural Black Out Loud Conference – a three-day event designed to celebrate Black visibility in the realm of the arts, media and activism – Aug. 10-12 in Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge, Design Baton Rouge, … Continue reading

Three poets to represent Louisiana at World Poetry Slam

It’s the only time and place where 72 women champions meet, and compete face-to-face. While it sounds like a season of E! Network’s, “Total Divas,” the fists on this stage are metaphorical—it’s the Women of the World Poetry Slam. This year’s competition is in Austin, Texas, beginning March 19. Each slam venue is allowed to send … Continue reading