Austin2Angkor at the Austin Poetry Slam

September 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm Leave a comment

We are so pumped for our next event!  The Austin Poetry Slam has invited us to be a part of their slam next Tuesday.  If you’ve never been to one, it’s quite the intense experience!  Imagine a room packed with talented poets, each with a time limit to go on stage and perform their original work–whether heartbreaking, hilarious or biting. They are judged not only on their words but also on their delivery. Creativity abounds and we are so happy to ride the wave!

Join us at the Spiderhouse Ballroom (connected to Spiderhouse Cafe at 2906 Fruth St. off of Guadalupe & 29 St.) next Tuesday, October 4 at 8:30pm. The $5 cover goes directly toward supporting Austin’s community of poets, and we will have a table inside spreading the good Austin2Angkor word and collecting donations.

Special for this event: We will be raffling off our final 2 krama scarves from Cambodia!  Tickets will be $5 a piece and the drawing will be done at the event.

SUPER special for this event: We asked BFT to share a poem with us that we could have read at the slam.  They sent us a poem written by a villager in the community we are raising money for, Cham Resh.  It will be a touching way to connect our two communities in a unique way.  One of the Austin’s finest poets, Tom “Ruff Draft” Greene will do the honors of reading the (translated!) poem on behalf of our Cambodian poet.

We hope to see you there!


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