“Arm Your Voice” Hygienic Poetry Series Feat. Attallah Sheppard

Hygienic Art

Apr. 20, 2016, 06:00 am

79 Bank Street
(860) 443-8001


Monthly, third Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Doors open at 6pm — from 6:30 to 7:15 we will have our featured poet, intermission, followed by an all ages open mic from 7:30 to 8pm.

“Arm Your Voice” serves as an opportunity for poets of all skill levels to network and showcase their work. “Arm Your Voice” will open with a Featured Poet who will engage a diverse audience with an impactful and entertaining performance. They will be followed by an intermission and Open Mic portion of the night, which serves as a great opportunity for new or novice poets to earn their spot as a Featured Poet!

*The Open Mic is first come, first serve. Each poet is limited to four minutes.

Attallah Sheppard is a passionate spoken word poet and community activist hailing from in New London, CT. Attallah fuses her passions for spoken word and “writing” the wrongs in our world as an ‘artivist’—- using her craft as a vehicle to explore and expose stories of social justice, love and the ever present conditions of the human family. She writes from the heart in hopes that her words and work will help uplift, inspire and transform individuals and communities alike. She firmly believes in the weight of the quote, “Speak your truth even if your voices shakes”.
Attallah is the 2008 Poetry Out Loud Connecticut State Champion and currently serves as a Teaching Artist for Poetry Out loud, working to connect young people to the art of poetry. She is a Teaching Artist with the Connecticut Writing Project of Fairfield University, where she facilitates various poetry writing workshops and young adult literacy labs in schools across the Connecticut and New York. Attallah has appeared in the Power of Words Connecticut Writing Project anthology as well as in the journal, Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature.


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