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First Fridays Youth Open Mic‎

  • First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain 633 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130 United States (map)

Doors open at 7:00, and dinner is served shortly after. Open mic begins at 7:30. Bring your friends! Bring your art! You are welcome! $5-$10 suggested donation for all (no one turned away for lack of funds). All ages and talents are welcome on the mic! Open mic slots 3 minutes each. Sign up upon arrival. Hosted and organized by the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain and Kaleigh O'Keefe.

FEATURED ARTIST: George Abraham

George Abraham (they/he) is a Palestinian-American poet and Bioengineering PhD candidate at Harvard University. They are the author of Birthright (Button Poetry, 2020), as well as two chapbooks: the specimen's apology (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019) and al youm (TAR, 2017). He is a Kundiman, Watering Hole, and Poetry Incubator fellow, winner of the 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Poetry Prize, and recipient of the Best Poet title from the College Union Poetry Slam International. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming with The Paris Review, Tin House, The American Poetry Review, LitHub, Boston Review, and in anthologies such as Bettering American Poetry and Nepantla.

FEATURED ORG: Massachusetts Jobs with Justice!

Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, faith, and student organizations working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working people.

Our mission is to defend working people’s standard of living, fight for job security, protect our right to organize and support contract campaigns and strikes. Jobs with Justice opposes racism, sexism, ageism, and homophobia and will actively support struggles against any form of discrimination.

If you are part of a community or political organization you think should be featured at our next open mic, please send us a message!

*this venue is wheelchair accessible, and has gender neutral restrooms*