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Looking for a FREE POETRY OPEN MIC in Sugar Hill, Harlem? Check out Tsion Café & Bakery Sugar Hill Beats Poetry Open Mic Series every FIRST THURSDAY of the month at Tsion Café & Bakery. For the month of December 3, 2015, starting at 7:30pm, Tsion Café & Bakery Sugar Hill Beats Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic Series features writer, poet, spoken word artist, TERENCE DEGNAN. Hosted by spoken word poet, Shafina Ahmed. This will be Shafina’s LAST TIME HOSTING Tsion Café’s Poetry Open Mic, so come out and enjoy a great night of poetry and have a drink with her. You’ll have a great time of laughs and fun!


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Shafina Ahmed hosts (for the last time) Tsion Café’s Sugar Hill Beats Free Poetry Open Mic Series every first Thursday of the month at Tsion Café & Bakery. NO COVER. 7:00pm Open Mic list sign-up begins. Sign-up ends 7:45pm SHARP! Maximum of 15 poets/spoken word artists, 3 minutes each. First come, first serve. Show starts 8pm. Featured poet(s) goes on after Open Mic. Show ends at 10:00pm.


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This FREE POETRY SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC is only for poetry/spoken word. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase during the show. There is NO COVER, but a two-drink minimum is requested. Includes: teas, coffees, beverages, wine, and beer.


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TERENCE DEGNAN is a poet in Brooklyn. His first book of poems entitled, “The Small Plot Beside the Ventriloquist’s Grave” (http://bit.ly/1nINpwn) was published by Sock Monkey Press in 2012. A second book of poems by Terence, entitled “Still Something Rattles,” is slotted to be published soon. He currently produces a storytelling series in South Slope called “How to Build a Fire” at Open Source Gallery on the last Thursday of every month. His poems have been published in Press 53 magazine, The Broadkill Review, The Other Herald, The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, pif Magazine, The Front Weekly, and the Birmingham Arts Journal. He is one of the co-curators of Poets Settlement Reading/Poetry Series in Brooklyn. He lives in Park Slope with his wife and daughter.



“I sit and weep
stuttering to myself
make beautiful things

make pies from poems
hand them out to the others
to the other weeping things” – Excerpts from “Sidewalks in Bloom” by Terence Degnan



Be sure to get to Harlem and check out “one of the best poetry open mics out there.” Tsion Café & Bakery offers authentic Ethiopian cuisine, along with other delectable-eats that will satisfy even the finickiest of palates. (Rumor is: Tsion’s Sangria’s are AMAZING.) For the food, drinks, and entertainment, this is a FREE POETRY OPEN MIC that will surely be worth your travel and two-drink minimum purchase.

DO REMEMBER: Sugar Hill Beats Free Poetry Open Mic is a Spoken Word/Poetry ONLY Open Mic. Grab your poems, get out and recite. Contact some friends. Meet up at Tsion Café and enjoy a night of good times with POETRY!

Shafina Ahmed Hosts Tsion Café & Bakery Sugar Hill Beats Poetry Open Mic Featuring Poet TERENCE DEGNAN in Sugar Hill, Harlem
DATE: Thursday, December 3, 2015
TIME: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
COST: FREE (2 drink minimum)(donations, at a free open mic, are always appreciated)
Tsion Café & Bakery
763 St Nicholas Ave.
Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York 10031
(212) 234-2070
[email protected]

For more information about Tsion Café Sugar Hill Beats Spoken Word Poetry Open Mic Series, visit:
Webpage: http://tsioncafe.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tsioncafe/
Twitter: @CafeTsion
For more information about Poet TERENCE DEGNAN, visit:
Webpage: http://www.terencedegnan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerenceLDegnan/
Twitter: @terencedegnan

For more information about Shafina Ahmed, visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/messages/shafinaa
Twitter: @shafinanyc

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