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BGP Presents Jon Sands, Adam Falkner, Carlos Andres Gomez, & Lauren Whitehead!!
TwentyFiveEight Studios
Scranton, PA
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BGP Presents Jon Sands, Adam Falkner, Carlos Andres Gomez, & Lauren Whitehead!!
Join The Breaking Ground Poets as they launch their first ever Dialogue Arts Festival facilitated by several internationally acclaimed spoken word poets:Jon Sands, Adam Falkner, Carlos Andres Gomez, & Lauren Whitehead. Friday night's performances will include public live performances incorporating music, poetry, and theater.

The performances will use creative writing and critical dialogue to bring communities together around conversations of identity that are often characterized by silence.

Carlos Andrés Gómez is an award-winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City. He is the author of the recent memoir, "Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood", was named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, and has appeared on HBO's "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry" and TV One's "Verses and Flow."

Lauren Whitehead is a Shubert Presidential Fellow at Columbia University where she teaches university writing to undergraduate students. She has performed her works at the Sundance Film Festival, the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Nokia Theater, and has been featured on HBO's "Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices", NPR's "Talk of the Nation", and "Forum". Her poems have been published in several anthologies.

Jon Sands is the author of "The New Clean" and has had works featured in The New York Times and anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2014. He is the co-founder of Poets in Unexpected Places and a facilitator with the Dialogue Arts Project. Currently he is a youth mentor with Urban Word-NYC and teaches creative writing for adults at various venues across NYC.

Adam Falkner is the founder and executive director of the Dialogue Arts Project, a founding curator of Poets in Unexpected Places, and a doctoral student in English Education at Columbia University, Teachers' College. His work has been published in literary anthologies and journals and he was the featured performer at President Obama's Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, His work has been featured on HBO, Time Out New York, and The New York Times.


TwentyFiveEight Studios (View)
703 N. Washington Ave. REAR
Scranton, PA 18503
United States


Arts > Theatre
Arts > Visual
Other > Festivals
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 14
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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Clarks Summit, PA United States
May 14, 2015 5:40 AM
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Clarks Summit, PA United States
May 14, 2015 5:40 AM
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Scranton, PA United States
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