The Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series presents The Ignant Intellectual and Brooke Strauss

Wednesday, April 20, 7pm – $5 Cover – Multi-Genre
The Women’s Writing & Spoken Word Series presents
The Ignant Intellectual and Brooke Strauss

The Ignant Intellectual is a New Orleans-reared poet and spoken word artist who has been making the performance venue rounds throughout Philadelphia and beyond in recent years. From the accent to that je ne sais quoi that folk have been trying to put words to for far too long, to the curious name, The Ignant Intellectual is indeed a ‘strange fruit’. I.I.’s goal in writing and performing is to deconstruct the many unconscious social constructions that guide our mental processes and ultimately our actions, to influence youth and elders to re-imagine what is, pushing/pulling the collective to our full potential. The Ignant Intellectual’s vibrant, often humorous, and always though-provoking performance conveys that, “Life really is good enough to be true.” And so it is. Contact/Blog: Twitter: @ignantintellect
About Brooke Strauss…”I’m a creative soul who loves to do many things..I’m a performer at heart. Love to write, sing, and share my poetry. I’m mainly a spoken word poet and singer/songwriter. I am really focused on my music these days, and am searching for funk/R&B-based guitarists in the city who are looking to be in a new original project. Ideally, they’d be open to other styles, too and be reliable of course – Contact:”

Hosted with live music by Cassendre Xavier! Always includes a Mixed-Gender Open Mic!
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