Speak! Outloud. At The Swerve. Where Poetry & Jazz Intersect.

Sat., May 2 @ 7 pm — 1st Saturday of every month. $5

You may have noticed over the last few months that a different poet hosts the Swerve alongside the jazz beats of Tank Keitt and Charles Witherspoon. It gives us the opportunity to swing to a different rhythm every month with all poets, both young and old, welcome to share their work. Love poetry? Come too!swerve_fb_profile

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(c) Sheppard Williams

This month’s host is André Saunders so we’ll be celebrating hip hop and spoken word. Don’t do spoken word? It’s all good…just bring it. The Swerve is a night of celebration, a community of poets and those that love the power of words supporting each other’s art.

Now a word from André:

“Art is self expression. Art is Freedom. Art allows us to be us completely. This event gives artists a chance to come together and give a piece of themselves to others. There aren’t any right or wrong answers. Just each artist opening up and leaving a piece of themselves on a stage. My vision for this event is to have a collection of people come together for an evening and appreciate each others stories and presence. To feel comfortable with each other and create a memorable energy amongst ourselves. I want everyone to enjoy themselves and at the end of the evening feel like they gained something valuable from their experience.”    Andre3  

Join us @ 11 West Mt. Airy Ave. on Saturday, May 2. Starts at 7 pm. $5

Meet André Saunders

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(c) Sheppard Williams

André Saunders is a hip-hop artist and poet from Philadelphia. Through his work he tries to capture the inner feelings and emotions of his audience. Knowing how powerful words can be, he uses them wisely as he reflects on honest moments of his life while also trying to be a positive influence to others. His storytelling and honest approach has been successful as he continues to further progress as an artist.