Philip J Curtis & Chance Acevedo Feature at Palabra!
7p Thursday, July 27th
at Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
Hosted by Ted Washington and Julie Corrales
During 2020 Palabra and most of the poetry world embraced Zoom as the platform to continue open mic gatherings. It was at that time I met Midnight and Chance. They are the hosts of Put It In The Chat, a poetry series on Zoom that has featured artists and an open mic. They have developed a community that is global. It’s awesome!
Put It In The Chat on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
I’m stoked to meet them in person and have them feature at Palabra. This is going to be a great evening of poetry.
Author, spoken word artist, host, workshop facilitator, and mentor Philip J. Curtis is a native of Brooklyn, New York with roots in Jamaica West Indies, who arrived on the Colorado Springs poetry scene in 2006 bringing with him a brand of New York City straightforwardness and swag along with the sensual sun of Jamaica West Indies. Mr. Curtis is the Founder of Poetry 719. Phil aka Midnight recently published his first book entitled, What’s It All For? which covers over forty years of writing and performing. You can follow Mr. Curtis on IG midnightpoet00
John “Chance” Acevedo has been reciting and hosting events for over two decades. As the eldest of three children, he receives inspiration from everyday life situations and most commonly uses a blend of comedy and drama to reflect his real-life experience. Chance has become a recognized feature performer in many poetry venues and universities. He has been known for hosting some of NYC’s most popular open mics. Chance hosted The First Annual New York Hip-Hop Dance Convention at Sony Studios. He currently co-curates and hosts virtual poetry open mics with The Dumping Grounds and Put it In Da Chat. Chance has been published in Raul Maldonado`s “The Company We Keep”, “The BX Files Contemporary Poetry from the Bronx” and “Me No Habla With Acento” just to name a few. Since moving to Homestead, Florida, Chance has mentored youth poets for The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation, Piano Slam. where his mentees have one 1st place two consecutive years. As an educator he is an employability coach for young adults living with autism. Chance is a founding member of the all Latino poetry troupe “El Grito de Poetas”, a collective of diverse Latino and Latina poets dedicated to the craft and performance of modern poetry. Chance is also a board member for Latinos NYC. Chance`s confident stage presence makes him a performer to watch.
Open mic follows.
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