Tuesday Mar 22, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Spoken-word poet, TED speaker, and YouTube sensation Sarah Kay takes readers on a lyrical journey toward empowerment, while exploring the promise, and reality, of what it means to be a woman.
About The Type:
Our society has begun to explore, and the media has paid much attention to, what it means to “be a woman.” However, as spoken-word poet, TED speaker, and YouTube sensation Sarah Kay argues, this conversation is often focused on what it means to be a woman in relation to others: a mother, a sister, a wife, a girlfriend, a daughter. As Sarah recently wrote in The Huffington Post, “I believe those relationships are important. I also think it is possible to define ourselves solely as individuals…We have the power to define ourselves: by telling our own stories, in our own words, with our own voices.”
In her latest single-poem volume, The Type, illustrated by Sophia Janowitz, Sarah takes readers on a lyrical journey toward empowerment, while exploring the promise, and reality, of what it means to be a woman—as an individual.
Just in time for Women’s History Month (March) and National Poetry Month (April), The Type is a beautiful celebration of womanhood, exploring its various expressions once her commitments to others, physical and emotional, have been shed. Filled with humility, acceptance, and compassion, Sarah’s poetry comes alive with the vibrancy, strength, vulnerability, and beauty that embodies the complex and artfully created beings that women are.
About the Author:
Sarah Kay is a poet from New York City who was born in 1988. She has been invited to share her poetry on such diverse stages as the 2011 TED conference; the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne, Australia; the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark; and Carnegie Hall in New York City, among hundreds of other venues around the world. Her powerful spoken-word performances have gone viral, with millions of YouTube viewers and thousands more in global live audiences. She is the author of two additional poetry books: B (Hachette Books) and No Matter the Wreckage (Write Bloody Publishing). She is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization that brings spoken word poetry to schools and communities around the world.
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