Press Release 2014-11-03 New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2014 Spoken Word event "When the Bridge Burns" featuring local poets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New Orleans Fringe Announces the 2014 Spoken Word event "When the Bridge Burns" featuring local poets
CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,
(November 3, 2014) The New Orleans Fringe Festival announces the lineup for its annual spoken word showcase, November 22, 2014 at 7pm and 9pm! Both performances are free and open to the public.
This year, A Scribe Called Quess, Kaycee Filson, Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa, Akeem Martin, Justin Lamb, and Desiree Dallagiacomo will all grace the stage at The Building at 1427 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, another of the several evolving venues in our Central City hub.
All currently or have in the past been a part of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), which performs regularly in New Orleans and came in third this year at the National World Poetry Slam. In addition to their group tours, each poet travels individually as well around the country, and you can find a lot of their recent work on websites such as Upworthy, Button Poetry, and the Huffington Post.
More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org
The Fringe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded by local arts organizers to nurture fearless theater in New Orleans and to benefit artists, venues, neighborhoods and local businesses. Sponsors: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Bernard Productions, NOLA Brewing Company, Old New Orleans Rum, Omega Productions Resource, WWOZ 90.7, OffBeat, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mardi Gras Zone, WWNO 88.9, NOLA.com and a host of local businesses and individuals.
Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.