Spoken words have power – to spread ideas, create new thoughts, spin up ideas, or even just amuse or entertain. They are the OG medium of communication, artistic expression and journalism.
To recognize the practitioners of art forms such as spoken word, storytelling and stand-up comedy, Motif is embarking on a new kind of awards show / community gathering.
The first ever Spoken Awards will take place at the end of Funda Fest, on Friday, Feb 3, 6:30pm. at R1 Indoor Karting (100 Higginson Ave, Lincoln – ample parking, just a few minutes ride from PVD). Voting is open now at surveymonkey.com/r/ZLNJ372. And as it’s the first time we’re doing these, write-in votes will be especially important, so please take a moment to help out!
The event will feature live spoken word performances, storytelling and improv, as well as a recognition ceremony. We hope you can join us!
Here are the nominees:
Clarise Annette Brooks
Mr. Orange Live
Comedy: new voices
Favorite event / night
Flex Your Talent
Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading
Providence Poetry Slam
Spoken Word Poetry Series, at New Harvest Coffee
Tell Your Truth, at Troop PVD
Narrative music / Hip-Hop / Rap
An Artist Named Flizz
Damont Combs (Mr. Orange Live)
JanCarlos Terrero (Slitty)
Juan Wilson Jr.
Comedy Open Mic at Askew
Live Bait: True Stories From Real People
Masquerade (by NiLa78)
Ramona Bass Kolobe