Giovanni’s Room Open Mic – This event is one of only two open mics in Baltimore that provide a safe and affirming stage for LGBTQIA poets, singers, rappers, dancers, and comedians of all levels of experience. Giovanni’s Room also provides a platform for chefs, artisans, and designers who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to sell their wares. Giovanni’s Room proves to be different from other open mics around the city by giving LGBTQIA artists and vendors the rare opportunity to share their skills with their community without fear of judgment, ridicule, or undue scrutiny. ($5)
Giovanni’s Room Poetry Workshop– This workshop is dedicated to supporting the craft of LGBTQIA writers of all levels. The workshop is threefold: we begin with a free write activity, then workshop time for writers with pieces in progress, and finally, an extended writing activity, which incorporates the use of a literary device. Between these folds are active and organic discussions based on the poems, held in a safe and confidential space for writers to support each other without shame. ($5 suggested donation)
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