September 29, 2022

Traumedy: A Poetry and Comedy Performance by Roscoe Burnems

Parental Advisory (recommended for ages 18+)

Roscoe Burnems' groundbreaking performance combines funny stories, jokes and sarcasm into prolific spoken word poems. His dynamic performance uses comedy and poetry to discuss trauma, resilience and the human experience.

Burnems — also known as Douglas Powell — is an author, spoken-word artist, educator and the first poet laureate of Richmond, Va. His performances have been seen everywhere from coffee shops to universities to theaters. In 2019, he added a TEDx Talk to his list of accomplishments, speaking at a TEDxYouth event.

Poetry Open Mic (6 – 7 pm)

Poetry open mic, DJWhat?! and light refreshments prior to performance. Open mic participants get 1/2 price tickets ($10). Call 276.632.3221 or email to sign up. Advanced registration required.


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