L!VE POET!C Barebard Series: GeorgiaMe, Queen of Spoken Word
March 5 at 7 PM
The Newton / First Draft Book Bar
(adjacent to Changing Hands Bookstore)
300 W. Roosevelt Street
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Whether being honored with her own day (May 4th in three cities plus Fulton County), touring with Grammy-winning artist Jill Scott or creating opportunities as CEO of LADYGIRL PRODUCTIONS, Tamika “GEORGIAME” Harper has propelled her love of poetry into a mighty heralded career.
Harper returns to the Valley of the Sun – having last performed in Tempe as part of HomeBase Poetry’s finale showcase – to kick off L!VE POET!C’s barebard series. The event, celebrating Women’s History Month, is hosted by and benefiting the Black women’s podcast VENUS CLAPBACK.
Anointed as the Queen of Spoken Word, Atlanta native and resident GEORGIAME is a seven-time feature on Russell Simmons HBO Def Poetry and its Broadway adaptation – which earned her a Tony Award. She also has garnered Emmy, Peabody, BAFTA, GANSPA and KUUMBA awards. Additionally, she has appeared on Verses and Flow (TV One); Lyric Cafe (BET); and talk shows The Today Show (NBC), Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC) and The Mo’Nique Show (BET).
The producer, teaching artist and mentor has performed on numerous colleges and universities, symposiums and conferences, private events and public rallies all over the world, including: 45 U.S. states; Australia; New Zealand; South Africa; Scotland: England; Bahamas; Puerto Rico; Belize; and Mexico. She is the co-creator and founder of The Tamika Festival, the world’s largest urban fringe approaching its 10th year (in April) celebrating every aspect of the Diaspora.
ABOUT VENUS CLAPBACK
Venus Clapback is a podcast and video series defined by conversation between sisters hosted by Muse and Coco –friends who love life, healing and wisdom. “Venus” because we are proud women, “Clapback” because everyday Black women are often misrepresented – and we’re here to set the record straight. Together, they unapologetically explore new paths to Black Woman Joy, Peace & Growth and invite you to talk, laugh and heal.
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