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YCA's LTAB University Presents: The Encyclopedia Show! - Two the Moon

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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

Featuring:
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.

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Recorded Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at Chopin Theatre.

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