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CAB’s Open Mic Night featuring celebrity poet Ebony Stewart

By: Lance Thompson

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm CST February 13

Location: WOH’s Place (Todd Wehr Center)

CAB will hold their first Open Mic Night at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in WOH’s Place in the Todd Wehr Center! Music, poetry, comedy, ramblings, and more can be expected. If you have something to show or something to say, go for it! All are welcome to this judge free zone! Poet Ebony Stewart will be our celebrity host! Coffee, Tea, and Treats will be served.  

Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist and slam poet who has been active in the central Texas slam poetry scene and theater community for over a decade. Ebony Stewart was on the Austin Neo Soul Slam team in 2010 that finished fourth in the Nation. She coached the 2012 Austin Neo-Soul and 2015 Austin Poetry Slam teams, that finished first and fifth, respectively, at the National Poetry Slam and the 2015 They Speak Youth Slam that finished eighth in the world at Brave New Voices. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, voted Top Female Touring Poet by the Spoken Word Awards. In 2015, she debuted her one-woman show, Hunger, for which she won a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama and received the David Mark Cohen New Play Award. Recently crowned, Co-Champion of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her work can be seen on Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry, Slam Find, and read in several online magazines such as “For Harriet,” “Teen Vogue,” and “The Texas Observer.” Ebony Stewart aka The Gully Princess aka “She’ll eat your cupcake” is the #storyoftheblackgirlwinning.

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Location: WOH’s Place (Todd Wehr Center)