COME AND JOIN US FOR OUR MAY "COFFEE HOUSE"
(NOTE CHANGE IN DAY)
Enjoy an evening filled with Music & Poetry — and a chance to come up during our "OPEN MIC" portion of the evening.
Mark Hersman, current President of the Ohio Poetry Association, and Jennifer Hambrick, poet and WOSU-FM radio host, will once again be our evening's hosts/emcees.
Programs start each month promptly at 6:30 PM — so attendees will want to start arriving around 6:15 PM to grab a seat and be in place when the evening's entertainment starts. The evening will lead off with music provided by...
SINGER/SONGWRITER DAVID KENDER
OF APPLE VALLEY, OHIO!
Kender has been a solo artist most of his life. He played Freedom Fest in Maine in 2001 and 2002, and played at the Northern State Fair of Maine, and also at Silver Tongue Productions, Manchester, N.H., in 2003. David moved back to Ohio in 2005, and formed PoorFolk, a bluegrass/rock band. After the group disbanded in 2008, he started to focus on his songwriting once again, and has been bouncing from clubs to coffee houses, and even street corners ... anything to get his music heard. His specialties in music are lyrics and rhythm guitar.
. Poetry will begin at 7:00 PM followed by an Open Mic segment for audience members to contribute. To better serve the COFFEE HOUSE format, Beehive will be open later on first Thursdays so you can truly enjoy the evening's poetry and music without having to worry about the store's regular closing time.
Featured Poets for the month of JUNE are...
is active in the Cleveland, Ohio poetry scene. She is co-founder of the popular Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza and the Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest series, and is a member of the Ohio Poetry Association, the Haiku Society of America, and the Academy of American Poets.
In 2010, she won second place in the Columbus Arts Fest poetry competition. In 2012, Borsenik won second place in her first ever slam competition, and first place in her second slam. In April 2013, she won second place in the 2nd Annual Poesies Slam Competition, and in May 2013, she won first place in the Best Cleveland Poem Competition.
Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Slipstream, Rosebud, Lilliput Review, and Modern Haiku. Her chapbooks include Blue Graffiti published by Crisis Chronicles Press, and Fortune Cookie, published by Kattywompus Press.
...a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, is a northeast Ohio poet and publisher who (with Dianne) co-founded the Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and mostly-annual Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest.
He is the author of one full-length poetry collection, The Eater of the Absurd (from NightBallet Press), and six chapbooks.
For several years around the turn of the millennium, John served as a full-time playwright and occasional music director in residence for the Ministry of Theatre at Marion Correctional Institution.
John won his first ever poetry slam (though he rarely competes), founded PoetryElyria and is perhaps most proud of his work (since 2008) as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press.
OUR OPEN MIC PORTION OF THE EVENING STARTS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE POETRY SECTION OF THE EVENING AND IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY MUSICIANS OR POETS TO SHARE THEIR LOVE OF POETRY AND MUSIC WITH THE BEEHIVE AUDIENCE!