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- Jun 21, 7:00 PM – Jun 23, 10:30 PMWest Des Moines Marriott, 1250 Jordan Creek Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USAAs the NFSPS Blackberry Peach National Poetry Slam Tournament Director, I will be running the slam and participating in a panel later in the week!
- Thu 13 Jul13ThuJulCapital City Pride Storytellers - Coach/Location is TBDJul 13, 7:00 PMLocation is TBDI'm ecstatic to return at the coach for the Capital City Pride Storytellers event again this year! More details to come!
- Fri 04 Aug04FriAugOpen Mic at Beaverdale Books/Des MoinesAug 04, 7:00 PM – Aug 05, 8:30 PMDes Moines, 2629 Beaver Ave # S1, Des Moines, IA 50310, USAJoin me as I host the next quarterly open mic night at Beaverdale Books! Bring your friends and your favorite poetry for a great night with the poetry community!
- Sun 07 May07SunMayPlease Pass the Love - Workshop/Private Virtual EventMay 07, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PMPrivate Virtual EventI'm excited to join Please Pass the Love at their spring student retreat to share poetry as a coping tool.
- Apr 16, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PMDes Moines Art Center - Theater, 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, USAI will join my friends from the Des Moines Poetry Workshop at a poetry art event celebrating National Poetry Month at the Des Moines Art Center!
- Fri 14 Apr14FriAprOpen Mic at Beaverdale Books/Beaverdale BooksApr 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMBeaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave # S1, Des Moines, IA 50310, USAJoin me as I host open mic night at Beaverdale Books for National Poetry Month: https://beaverdalebooks.com/event/poetry-open-mic-night/
- Thu 06 Apr06ThuAprIPA Poetry Slam - Final Stage/Franklin Jr. High Event CenterApr 06, 7:00 PM – Apr 07, 9:30 PMFranklin Jr. High Event Center, 4801 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310, USAAs co-chair of the IPA Poetry Slam series, I will emcee the final stage of our search for the Iowa Poetry Association Poetry Slam Champion! The final stage will take place as part of Poetry&'s Poetry Palooza!
- Thu 06 Apr06ThuAprPoetry Palooza!/Mainframe StudiosApr 06, 5:30 PM – Apr 08, 1:00 PMMainframe Studios, 900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, USAI'm excited to help present Poetry Palooza with Poetry&. See full details on my involvement below. RSVP for Poetry Palooza at poetryamp.org/poetry-palooza
- Mar 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PMDMACC - Ankeny Campus, Atrium in Buildin, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, USAAs the co-chair of the IPA Poetry Slam series, I will be emceeing our Greater Des Moines area qualifying slam! Join us in the atrium at DMACC - Ankeny.
- Sat 25 Mar25SatMarPoetry&Pints at the Des Moines Book Festival/Capital SquareMar 25, 4:30 PM – Mar 26, 5:15 PMCapital Square, 400 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA21+: Grab a pint with me, Lenny Bell, and Leah Waughtal-Magiera as we create a community poem in an impromptu celebration proving that we all have a poem inside of us.
- Mar 25, 2:00 PMCapital Square, 400 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USAJoin me and Hannah/Charlie Hall at the Des Moines Book Festival for a spoken word poetry performance dedicated to the hopeful things in life as well as the heavy.
- Fri 24 Mar24FriMarBurlington Poetry Slam/Cornerstone Wedding & Event CenterMar 24, 7:00 PMCornerstone Wedding & Event Center, 1204 Washington St, Burlington, IA 52601, USAI'm honored to headline the Burlington Poetry Slam at the Cornerstone Event Center!
- Fri 24 Mar24FriMarBook & Album Signing/Burlington By The BookMar 24, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMBurlington By The Book, 301 Jefferson St, Burlington, IA 52601, USAJoin me at Burlington By The Book for a book and album signing!
- Mar 23, 7:00 PMPublic Space One Close House, 538 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USAAs co-chair of the IPA Poetry Slam series, I will be emceeing the Iowa City area qualifying slam!
- Mar 09, 7:00 PM – Mar 10, 9:00 PMDMACC - Ankeny Campus, Black Box Theater, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, USAAs the co-chair of the IPA Poetry Slam series, I will be emceeing our Greater Des Moines area qualifying slam!
- Sat 04 Mar04SatMarDMPW Generative Workshop/Smokey Row - Des MoinesMar 04, 10:00 AM – Mar 05, 12:00 PMSmokey Row - Des Moines, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USARegister and see full workshop details at https://www.dsmpoetryworkshop.com/events/theres-a-poem-in-that-a-generative-workshop-with-kelsey-bigelow
- Thu 23 Feb23ThuFebThe Soft Stuff Tour/Iowa CityFeb 23, 6:30 PMIowa City, 221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USAI'm happy to be opening for Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey on his Iowa City tour stop at The Englert!
- Thu 16 Feb16ThuFebWrite & Chill with Jayospeaks/VirtualFeb 16, 10:00 PMVirtualI'll join Jayospeaks during Write & Chill to teach the skill behind crafting a poem out of random words as a prompt (inspired by Poetry Potluck that I run with Caleb "The Negro Artist" Rainey on Instagram). More details to come.
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