Nitty Gritty Slam features a special treat for spoken word lovers tonight.
Every first and third Tuesday of the month poets, writers and listeners show up to The Low Beat in Albany for the creative open mic event with slam master and host Amani O+. Tonight at 7PM, the award-winning artist and poet will release her very own poetry book, “Here We Are At The Gate.” The collection is the first in what will be four-part series. Check out more of her work on her bandcamp and website.
Stop by the event to pick up a copy of your own, stay to belt out a few lines onstage in front of a welcoming community of artists. Says the group’s Facebook page, “All poetry, art and behavior that is not oppressive is enthusiastically welcome to be shared!” Respect the space and enjoy the art.
Sign-up for open mic starts at 7PM and poets take to the stage a half-hour later. Admission before 7:30PM is $3, afterwards it is $5.