YCA's LTAB University Presents: The Encyclopedia Show! - Two the Moon
Come on out for the second installment of the new reading series "The Encyclopedia Show"! Each month a topic is picked randomly from an encyclopedia and a clutch of volunteering writers are given assignments on that entry. There are Def Poetry Jam vets, writing professors, slam poets, stand-up comics, fiction writers, artists, and performers.
This month's topic: The Moon
Bill Struss (Phi Rho Pi double gold medalist) – Astrology
Amy David (2-time member of the Green Mill slam team) – Lunacy
A.D. Jameson (Fiction writer and DePaul instructor) – Moon Geography
Cassie Sparkman (Director of the Poetry Center's Hands on Stanzas) – Harvest Moon
Corey Schultz (Slammaster of the Normal, IL poetry slam) – Lunar Space Elevator
Melanie "George" Decelles (3rd Place team member at youth poetry nationals) - Lunar Gravity
Iggy Mwela (Creator of the Words in Action Poetry Series) – Mooning (v.) re: Naked Fannies
Rik Vasquez (Youth Mentor and Slam Coach for hire) - Moon Treaty/Constitution
Kiara Lanier (Youth Singer-Songwriter) – Sea of Tranquility
Aly Bosetti (visual artist - Portland, OR) – Life native to the Moon
Ralph Hardesty (Rhetoric Instructor at Cornell University - Ithaca, NY) – Moon flower
Anis Mojgani (Two-time National Poetry Slam Individual Champion - Portland, OR) – Moonwalkers
The Encyclopedia Show is part of YCA's Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) University. LTAB University consists of all spoken word performing arts to include WordPlay, a weekly Tuesday night open mic event for teens ages 13 - 19 years of age; the newly formed LTAB College, a monthly open mic series for college students hosted by Kevin Coval; The Encyclopedia Show, providing a monthly spoken word alternative to slam; and LTAB Teen Spoken Word Poetry Festival which is held annually over a two week period. This year's LTAB Festival begins February 20, 2009 (with the Intersections Literary Festival) with the finals culminating on March 8, 2009 at the Vic Theatre.
Recorded Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.