Second Thursday Open Mic: Abe Louise Young & Lilli Hime

Second Thursday OPEN MIC
Featuring Abe Louise Young & Lilli Hime
Hosted by Cindy Huyser
 
Lilli Hime is an undergraduate at St. Edward’s University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She has served on the submission review board for the school’s award-winning creative arts journal, Sorin Oak Review, for two years. She believes art is the bedrock for empathy and understanding, and seeks to utilize it for social change by creating spaces where lesser-heard voices can be heard. Her work stems from her identity as an immigrant, a woman of color, a member of the LGBTQ community, and a fellow person.
 
Abe Louise Young is a poet and social justice activist. Her work appears widely in journals such as The Nation, Narrative, Feminist Wire, Witness, New Letters, Massachusetts Review and others. She holds degrees from Smith College, Northwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin, where she was awarded a James A. Michener Fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers. She’s the author of three chapbooks of poetry, including the just-released “Poem for a Friend Growing Lighter and Lighter” from Dancing Girl Press.
 
A Round Robin-style open mic follows the feature. Bring poems to share!
 
Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751