BUDDY WAKEFIELD is the three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on NPR, the BBC and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He won the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam, is a Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, and is an author of Write Bloody Publishing.
Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.
Join Buddy Wakefield in the Poet’s Room at Kieran’s for dinner (off the menu) and artist Q&A. Ask Buddy what it’s like being a full time artist, touring internationally, performance, or publishing.
Priority Seating available to guests coming early. We encourage early guests to enjoy dinner from the Kieran’s menu to help support the venue in its support of the arts.
Following dinner, enjoy an intimate performance. Those not able to come early for dinner, are invited to arrive after 7:30pm for the 8:00 performance.
Tickets are limited.
40 Table Seats
10 Bar Seats
10 Standing Room Only (8pm only)
|6:30 Dinner $10.00 USD8:00 Show $10.00 USD
I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, but I want to direct your attention to an event I’m participating in this weekend that is extremely important to me.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk.
The walk is the last big event in a year-long fund raising effort for the organization who’s mission is to understand and prevent suicide through research, education and advocacy. Sadly, and unfortunately, most of us have experienced a loss due to suicide, or have known someone who has struggled. I am the daughter of an attempt survivor who continues to struggle with depression. I do work in schools where young people are too-often affected by suicide. As a society, we need to do better. By supporting the work of organizations such as AFSP, we can do better.
If you would like to participate in the walk, you can register at the event starting at 9:00am. The walk starts at 10:30am. I will be sharing a poem during closing ceremonies at noon. Afterwards, there is a lite luncheon with beer, wine, and the Vikings game for $10.
If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation.
I’m super stoked to announce that my variety show, That’s What She Said is kicking off again in Minneapolis. You all can blame the amazing and talented Lauren Zuniga. Lauren has a new book that just came out on Write Bloody Press, and she wanted to come perform for us, but her tour limited her available dates. Problem: No Show. Solution: Create a Show.
I am moving back to Minneapolis on July 1. I’ve been gone for close to 2 years, and boy, have I missed you…all of you! I have been working on new poems, and can’t wait to share them with the Bryant Lake Bowl audience.
Now, some of you may know, Lauren was recently transformed from poet to celebrity by moveon.org – they grabbed her poem, To the Oklahoma Lawmakers, on you tube and it went viral! Lauren also placed in the top 5 at this year’s Women of the World Poetry Slam, kicking my butt for sure. Her poems explore the wild terrain of queer, feminist, collective living in the conservative state of Oklahoma.
So be sure to tell your friends, and reserve your tickets early (you save $3 if you reserve tickets ahead of time!).
Here are the details:
That’s What She Said featuring Lauren Zuniga
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Saturday, July 7th, 10pm (doors at 9:30pm)
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door
Reserve tickets online or by calling the Bryant Lake Bowl Box Office at 612-825-8949
The show will also feature many talented local women including hula hooper Jessica Bessette, poet Aimee Renaud, storyteller Amy Salloway and more!
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW HERE