Empowered Poetry & Music Night

Posted by Marikate Taylor Jun 6, 2018
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Date(s) - 06/01/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Make Shift Boston


An evening filled with music, education, a mimosa bar, and more celebrating women in the arts.  Empowered will take place on June 1st, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at MakeShift Boston. We can’t wait to see you there! Note: Suggested $5-$20 donation at the door. RSVP by clicking here!

Host: Grace May Gilbert-Walters 

7:30: Arrival, mix & mingle, enjoy a free mimosa, check out vendors

7:55pm: Nora Meiners

Nora Meiners is mostly all ears and maybe some words. Which is to say she wants to read/hear your poems most! She has competed as a member of the 2013 Boston Poetry Slam, 2014 Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam National teams, and performed as a showcase poet on finals stage for the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

Listen here and here!

8:20pm: Open Mic– tell us more.

8:35pm: Lisa Chanelle

A spoken word artist from Boston who aims to inspire growth with her words. From music to poetry, Lisa Chanelle has shown her versatility to each genre gracefully. She believes in providing an audience with an inside look of how women are viewed in society, mixed with a personal story of pain, healing, and freedom. While bringing a sense of peace to every stage she touches, Lisa Chanelle is always ready to share her words with the world.

8:55pm: Learn about SWSG

9:00- 9:20pm: Music by Autumn Jones

Autumn Jones is a singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey. She has performed all of her life, one of her first performances being at the acclaimed New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey at 7 years old. She began to learn the piano and later the cello throughout her early childhood years. In high school she joined the Excelsior Singer’s Choir and Columbia High School Chamber Orchestra, two prestigious chamber groups that went on to win various competitive awards. With her school acapella group “Unaccompanied Minors,” who took home the 1st place trophy from the primary rounds of the Northeast ICHSA’s, she was featured on an episode of a Lifetime reality TV show in 2015 called “Pitch Slapped”. Her journey in professional artistry began to flourish when she was accepted into Berklee College of Music as a Vocalist.

Her first semester she performed in the Icons Tribute Show at the Berklee Performance Center and was asked to perform as lead singer in the band Backpocket at the David Friend Recital Hall for the annual “R&B Guitar Night”. The following year she returned to the Berklee Performance Center stage as a lead vocalist in the annual “Singer’s Night” concert. She has performed at many venues in the Boston area including Mavericks, Ryles Jazz Club, Midway Cafe, O’Brien’s Pub, and The Red Room and has an upcoming gig at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, Summer 2018. She recently released a single called “Walls” on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Google play and is in the midst of releasing her very first album available May 4th. As a proud lyricist, she believes that the combination of word and music is the most powerful in the world, and hopes that her songs and lyrics move others as much as they have moved her.



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