Sunday November 5
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Uptown Poetry Slam
Hosted by MARC KELLY SMITH, the originator of the Poetry Slam
ONE POETIC VOICE Bridges the Language Barrier welcoming to Chicago Ligue de Slam France Slam Team UPPERCUT
One Poetic Voice, led by Emily Calvo, & Julia Sleesick, and Marc Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam, has teamed up Ligue de Slam from France to create French Connection 2017 a captivating, simultaneous, dual-linguistic performance that transcends language, making both languages come to life with passion and meaning.
After an intense two weeks of workshopping, rehearsal, and performance French UPPERCUT Ensemble (Antoine Faure, Damien Noury, and Yas — www.uppercut-prod.com.) and Chicago’s New Uptown Poetry Ensemble present their final French Connection performance the Green Mill.
To back up the evening musically —- STEVEN HASHIMOTO (electric bass), CARTER LUKE (piano), and HEATH CHAPPELL (drums)