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Kato Mele, Feature Speak Up, Wed 9/22, Lynn MA

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Kato Mele, Feature Speak Up, Wed 9/22, Lynn MA

Time: September 22, 2010 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: Walnut Street Coffee Cafe
Street: 157 Walnut Street, Lynn MA 01915
City/Town: Lynn MA 01905
Phone: 781-596-1690
Event Type: spoken, word, open, mike
Organized By: Tony Toledo, EMCEE
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2010

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Event Description

Kato Mele will be our Featured Performer on Wednesday, September 22th. She has been writing furiously during the night when the rest of her family is sleeping. She writes with great skill about her trip to Montana, her disjointed view of the world and her rage at things wrong that need to be righted.

Speak UP! has A NEW HOME! Speak UP! Spoken Word Open Mike has moved to Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut St, Lynn, MA. Come to the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe this Wednesday for the best in poetry, storytelling, jive talking, ranting, listening and just hanging out with each other. Sign up for the open mike starts at 7 PM with the actual talking kicking off at 7:30 PM.

At 7:30 all the folks who want to speak will be in a lottery that decides the speaking order. The Featured performer for the evening goes on at 8:30 PM. Folks are invited to share a poem they have written, one they love, tell a story, read a memoir, talk about your week, talk about what pisses you off, share who you love, cuss up a storm or blow kisses at the crowd- Speak UP! is a Free Speech Zone. Say what you have to say-in five minutes of course.

Thank you, Tatiana, Carlos and staff, for your kind hosting and support of Speak UP! for the last year and a half. We wish you well.

This move was made in service of Speak UP!. The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe is a quieter place. It is smaller so folks just coming in to pick up a drink will be drawn into the vibe happening behind the microphone. See you next Wednesday at the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe.

Speak UP! Spoken Word Open Mike Every Wednesday Evening 7 PM
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe
157 Walnut Street
Lynn, MA 01915

Tony Toledo, SPEAK UP! EMCEE and Coin Giver
Professional Pie Taster
PO Box 302
Beverly MA 01915

Sign Up for SPEAK UP! on Facebook:

Up Coming Features:

At the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA:

Sept 22 Kato Mele, What I Write When I Can't Sleep, Lynn Author
Sept 29 Laura Packer, So That's What Cinderella Really Wanted, Storyteller

If you, for some unknown reason don't wish to be enlightened with Speak Up emails,
just hit reply and type in "remove". I'll miss you though.

PS. Sunday Evening Music and More Open Mike hosted by our pal Don White happens
every Sunday evening at the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe at 157 Walnut Street, Lynn.
It kicks off at 6:00 PM sharp. Folks can sing two songs or have the mike for 10 minutes,
which ever is shorter.

At 7:30 PM the musical feature holds reign for half an hour, followed
by more Open Mikers. Cold beer, good tunes, good sandwiches. Now that's living!
Spoken Word is also welcome at this open mike just so you know.

(This Musical Open Mike is NOT taking the place of Speak Up. It's in addition to it.
Don White is crazy, crazy busy, and crazy wonderful for the community he loves.)

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