Have you heard of Poets with a Purpose? They are BAT-fans, and they are holding a fund raiser for BAT following the December 10, 2013 fire. The fundraiser is on March 21, 2014 starting at 7 PM.
It will be a youth art showcase! Instead of an open mic or poetry slam,PWAP will be showcasing youth artists from the Burien area, from many art forms including: Poets, Singers, Dancers, Rappers, Musicians, and many more! YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!
Lots of the donations received will help BAT after the fire!
ADMISSION: is a steal, $3.00 for youths, $5.00 for adults and those 60 and over are free! However NOBODY will be turned away for lack of funds, at this fund raiser whatever you can donate gets you in!
It won’t be a show unless you’re there. Catch the amazing talent of Poets with a Purpose, and support two causes that are changing Burien for the better!
PWAP holds Writing Circles, Open-Mics, Poetry Slams, and Workshops to help youth find their voice, and change their idea of poetry. They are a traveling performance team that anyone can join. The writing circles are a place for youth to write, and a space for youth to come and be free from anything negative that may be going on.
Please take a minute to review PWAP’s safety statement:.
Poets With A Purpose is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. It asks that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Poets With A Purpose 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 Poets With A Purpose board (Keoki or Travis). 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 from anyone.
You will probably hear some swearing at this event so keep that in mind. Poets With A Purpose stands behind the artist’s right and choice to use language from the heart.
Update: The date was changed to March 21, 2014, at the Burien Community Center.
Update: Added link to Facebook event page.