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The Poetry Brothel - AWP


  • Little Miss Whiskey's 1104 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

The Poetry Brothel at AWP will feature The Bitter Dose Combo, burlesque artists, Ophelia Zayna Hart and Mademoiselle Estelle, tarot reader Melissa Shaw, sketch artist Gregg Vance Emery, an all-star cast of poetry whores including Michael H. BroderChristina BeasleyJohn Dunn SmithShari CaplanStephanie KaylorNicholas Oliver MooreEmi Bergquist, and Patricio Ferrari, and, of course, your hosts, Stephanie BergerNicholas Adamski, and the amazingly hilarious Mister Charley Layton.

This event is an immersive theatre experience, so seating is first come, first serve, and guests are encouraged to move around and explore the space. Evening wear and themed costumes are encouraged but not required. This event is 21+. 

Full price tickets are $25. AWP badge-holders can use the discount code AWP2017 to buy $20 tickets online. Just make sure to show your badge at the door!

About The Poetry Brothel:

The Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. Based in concept on the fin-de-siecle bordellos in New Orleans and Paris, many of which functioned as safe havens for fledgling, avant-garde artists, The Poetry Brothel's "Madame" presents a rotating cast of poets as "whores," each operating within a carefully constructed character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private, one-on-one poetry readings in back rooms. For a small fee, all of the "poetry whores" are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true brothel needs a good cover; The Poetry Brothel's is an immersive cabaret, offering a full bar, live jazz, burlesque dancers, painters, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.

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Later Event: February 14
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