Free Pre-show workshop: 6:30-7:00pm | Performances: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: The Studio at CFRT
FEATURING: Boris “Bluz” Rogers (3/18), Neil Ray Donnell (4/15), and LeJuane (El’Ja) Bowens (5/20)
This special series will consist of three performances featuring Southern spoken word artists whose work explores the intersections of military service, fatherhood, and life as Black men in the American South. Fayetteville is a majority-minority community and home to Fort Bragg, the largest military installation in the country. The Fighting Fathers will give voice to an intersection of our local community that is often overlooked. The accompanying FREE workshops will teach attendees how to use the art of spoken word poetry to tell their own story and engage in a creative experience that gives them a deeper understanding of their own emotional journey.
Rogers is a multiple Emmy-Award winner, the Director of Creative Engagement for Blumenthal Performing Arts, and is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte. Ray has over 20 years of experience and is known as the godfather of poetry in Fayetteville and is one of the founders/director for the Southeastern Regional NC Poetry Festival held once a year in Fayetteville. Bowens is an award-winning spoken word poet, host, speaker, workshop facilitator, and author. Don’t miss these incredible workshops and performances!
Presented by CFRT and Poetry-N-Motion, LLC