SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios and the Adirondack Center for Writing will present the performance poetry of Mahogany L. Browne and Jive Poetic from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at BluSeed Studios.
There is a $10 suggested donation for admission.
Mahogany L. Browne: The Cave Canem Fellow is the editor of the women's anthology "His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays" by her and author of several books, including her latest book of poems: "Swag."
She has released five LPs, including the live album, "Sheroshima."
As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC's first Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee.
Her freelance journalism can be found in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. She facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country, focusing on women empowerment and youth mentoring. She is the publisher of Penmanship Books, a small press for performance artists and owns PoetCD.Com, an on-line marketing and distribution company for poets. Mahogany is currently the slam host & curator of the Friday Night Slam Series at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Jive Poetic received his Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies form the University of Buffalo before dedicating all of his time to good poems, classic hip-hop albums, clever t-shirts, blue pit bulls and bodega sandwiches.
Jive is the cofounder of both Jam on it Poetry and The Soundbites Poetry Festival.
Currently he is the host of the Open Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. When Jive Poetic is not on tour he leads poetry and hip-hop workshops in the New York City Public School system and in various community centers throughout the Tri-State area.
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
BluSeed Studios is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide space where artists can experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward and to share this diversity with the community.