Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who share their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring poetry, burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, and mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.
Doors open at 8pm, and the show begins promptly at 8:30pm. As usual the festivities will be presided over by your hosts Mister Charley, The Madame, and that rapscallion, Tennessee Pink. For more information, including featured performers and thematic details, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com. Costumes and/or cocktail attire are encouraged but not required. The Poetry Brothel staged show will wrap up around 11:30pm, but feel free to stay on for a free dance party, where the poets and mystics will continue to be available for private readings.
Includes reserved priority seating, a surprise gift, and two premium private reading tokens good for readings with any of the poetry whores, the featured readers for the night, and/or The Madame or Tennessee Pink, creators of The Poetry Brothel
Ticket holders must show their AWP Conference badges at the box office to collect these half-price tickets