April 13 Warm Wednesdays: Marc Marcel!
Marc Marcel, one of the world's most prolific and recognized Spoken Word Artist of our generation, born and raised in Baltimore MD, and diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 10, has far exceeded the boundaries brought on by his early disability. Not only does he travel the world performing Spoken Word, but he is also a published Novelist, Producer and Public Speaker. Marc, a Novelist at heart, started writing poetry in 2000, Atlanta GA, several months after completing the first draft of his first published novel, ‘Saint Thomas,’ in efforts to place a poem at the end of the book that would give the same overall message. Little did he know at the time that he would turn poetry on the Page, into one of the rawest art forms witnessed on Stage. After publishing his first novel, he then published his first book of poetry, ‘Unchained,’ and since has released 15 Spoken Word CDs.
Performing in over 150 American Cities and 4 Countries, he has also showcased, performed and/or held workshops for over 50 Universities, with Harvard, Yale, Morehouse and the University of Florida just a few to name. Having made 5 National Television appearances, including Lyrics Café, No Reservations, and a skit for The Jimmy Kimmel Show, he has also graced the stages of many legendary venues, the Smithsonian in Washington DC for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Peace Ball for President Obama, as well as performing for Scion Night at Knots Scary Farm, in front of 12,000 people. Regularly featured in magazines, while making appearances on a number of countless radio stations across the country whether as a guest or having his work played on the air, he still finds time to stay current with his art.
Through his performances he captures the emotions and feelings of several issues including politics, love, spirituality, self-revelation and the everyday struggles of life. Candid, thought-provoking, revealing, clever and honest are just a few descriptions of Marc’s work.
Marc works just as hard off of the stage as he does on it. Throughout his career, he has written thousands of unreleased poems, several unreleased novels and has produced hundreds of underground tracks. Marcel lives as if his next second is the most important moment he has, and his devotion to his Art is reflected in his great body of work. He is Spoken Word, at its rawest, highest level of performance!
The Largest, Longest Running Open Mic Poetry Venue in the Nation!
Hosted by Walter Maxfield Jones
Doors Open at 8:30 PM
LADIES FREE before 9:00 PM
2 for 1 Drinks until 9:30 PM
$5 before 10:00 PM
$10 after 10:00 PM
After Party with DJ Harvey Dent and DJ Franchise on the 1's and 2's
(sponsorship opportunities are available)