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Open Slam, with Natachi Mez!

July 25th, 2018 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

We’re having an open slam! Come with your new shit, your experimental shit, your “I’m actually just going to dance for three minutes and say random words” shit! It’s bound to be a fun time!


About Our Feature

Natachi Mez is a Nigerian American poet and computer science student based in California and NYC. She was the 2016 Barnard-Columbia University Slam champion. And in 2016, our team received 3rd place at CUPSI, the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. In 2017, her team member and she won best poem at CUPSI for a group piece titled BulletProof. And in 2017, her team was honored with a spirit of the slam award.

Natachi has featured at Tufts University, Oberlin College, Urban Word NYC, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Sol Collective, and has performed in Paris, Istanbul, Berlin, and Copenhagen. Additionally, she has hosted and curated poetry nights, concerts, and writing workshops.

She’s been featured in Ratrock Magazine, Hoot Magazine, Re:Claim Mag and recently was a featured performer at Women of Color in Motion in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Natachi Mez said this about her poetry:

For me, performing poetry is rejuvenating. I create interactive sets that seek to deepen audience engagement and celebrate the audience’s voice, blurring the lines between performer and spectator. Additionally, I have worked with youth communities, and people who are incarcerated, to engage writing and rapping as a tool of empowerment, interaction, and introspection. As a computer science major, I seek to combine technology and my passion from storytelling and writing to engage with interactive media.


SAFETY STATEMENT

Rain City Slam is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Rain City community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Rain City Slam board. We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.