Burn The Mic: New Year, New Poems

Join us on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Carnegie Center for Burn The Mic. Sign ups start at 6:30. Open Mic kicks off at 7pm. The featured performer is Shayla Lawson. This event is free and open to the public.

Shayla Lawson is the author of A SPEED EDUCATION IN HUMAN BEING, PANTONE, I THINK I’M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN, THIS IS MAJOR: NOTES ON DIANA ROSS, DARK GIRLS & BEING DOPE (Harper Perennial, 2020) and the forthcoming decolonial travel memoir IT’S ON (Tiny Reparations/ Penguin RandomHouse). They have written for Bustle, Romper, Salon, Tin House, PAPER, ESPN, Salon, Guernica, Vulture, The Cut and New York Magazine, been awarded fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Artist Colony, and been recognized by the National Book Critics’ Circle and LAMBA foundation for achievements in literature. They currently live in Los Angeles.

January 27th, 2023
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Carnegie Center
251 West Second St.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame.

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Lexington, KY 40507

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Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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