$12 in advance / $16 at the door

7:30pm showtime

all ages

Dave Harris:


Dave Harris is a poet and playwright from West Philly. He is a Cave canem Poetry Fellow, a Callaloo Poetry Fellow, a member of The Writing Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a 2018 Venturous Fellow at The Lark. His full-length collection of poetry, Patricide, will be published in May 2019 from Button Poetry. Dave received his B.A. from Yale and is a second year MFA playwright at UC San Diego.

Renée Copeland:

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Renée Copeland has performed with Ananya Dance Theatre since 2010. She is co-founder of the dance/performance-art duo Hiponymous, is a collaborator in the hip-hop-based dance collective BRKFST, and is a poet, musician, and singer-songwriter. She holds enduring gratitude for the Twin Cities’ immense community of artists, family and friends, who inspire so much of her work, connecting her to the world.

James Hartzer:

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James Hartzer is a white, queer and trans poet transplanted from Indiana to the Twin Cities. He writes and performs work about identity and his body, because at the root of it all, what else is there? He has twice represented Macalester College at the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). His work is featured in Fruits of a Better Sun, Engine Child, many other wonderful publications, and on Button Poetry. 

Ollie Schminkey:


Ollie Schminkey is a non-binary transgender poet/musician/artist from St. Paul, MN. They facilitate, direct, coach, and host many organizations, including a weekly writing workshop called Well-Placed Commas, which serves primarily queer and trans writers. In addition to publishing two chapbooks, they have also represented the Twin Cities in numerous national poetry competitions, and their work has been featured on Upworthy, THEM, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and 20% Theatre Co's The Naked I. You can find them touring nationally, on Button Poetry, or on their website, ollieschminkey.com. They currently coach the Macalester Poetry Slam.