A spoken word open mic event for Lit Fest 2017.
Join us on Wednesday April 12 for Lit Fest's Spoken Word Open Mic event in Der Rathskeller! The open mic will feature local artists and performers such as Abigail Swetz and Aarushi Fire. Along with poetry and prose, music is also welcome!
Abigail Swetz-- Abigail is a public middle school teacher. In the past year, she has performed her solo performance piece about teaching in Kansas City and New York. She has taught 58 students to love spoken word, and she has spoken in front of 100,000 people at the Women's March on Madison. She has also been named GSAFE's 2017 Educator of the Year.
Aarushi Fire-- Aarushi Agni is a writer, musician and stand-up comic based in Madison, WI. You can see her performing at the Comedy Club on State, local showcases, and at Yoni Ki Baat, a yearly event she helps produce celebrating intersectional stories from women of color. She has opened for people like Jackie Kashian and Aparna Nancherla. She's also the lead singer of the folk-rock band, Tin Can Diamonds.