Are you interested in showcasing your skills, connecting with women in the arts, and hearing from inspiring artists? Save the date – our second annual Open Mic Night is May 29! We’re partnering with Calgary spoken-word poet Sally Njoroge, who will host an evening of connection and art for women in Calgary.
Our Open Mic Night began in 2018 as a part of our Artist in Residence program, which connects women in our community with some of Calgary’s talented, community-minded women artists. The event strives to be a safe space for women of all backgrounds to share their work and hear from others. Event MC Sally Njoroge will kick things off with a performance of her own, and will take some time to share her story as an artist living and working in Calgary. After that, everyone will be invited to share their voice – a mic will be provided but bring your own instruments. This event will run from 6 – 8 pm at the Women’s Centre, for event details or to RSVP click here.
More about Sally Njoroge: Sally is an integral part of the Calgary arts scene. She has been influenced by lyrical masters such as Maya Angelou, Lauryn Hill, and E-Sir, which has led her to find her voice through spoken word magic. Sally uses poetry to explore ideas about identity, family, nature, and spirituality.
Currently, Sally is involved with the ReFreshed after-school program, which provides healing and empowerment to youth through elements of hip-hop, as well as Uproot YYC, an organization driven to break down barriers for artists of colour. As a recent Mount Royal University graduate trained in Sociology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Sally is working in partnership with Calgary Arts Development and Trico Changemakers Studio to research strategies to create meaningful social change through the arts.
To RSVP to Open Mic Night, click here!