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Free Hip Hop and Poetry Event – Laveen

December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Version 2 of BREAKBEAT EVENT POSTERExciting FREE community hip hop and poetry event on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Chavez Library and Park located at 3635 W. Baseline Road, Laveen Village, AZ 85339.

The day will feature two poetry workshops, a community arts cookout with local performing artists, and will culminate with an evening performance by the editors of The BreakBeat Poets anthology. The free, intergenerational poetry workshops will also be facilitated by the editors of The BreakBeat Poets. Both workshops will be held at the Cesar Chavez Library from 1 p.m. – 4p.m. Performances will be held at the newly-completed Chavez Ramada from 4:30 p.m – 8 p.m.

For more information, please visit https://www.phoenix.gov/arts/BreakBeat.

About The BreakBeat Poets
The BreakBeat Poets is a first-of-its-kind anthology of hip-hop poetica written for and by the people of Hip-Hop. It features 78 poets, born between 1961 – 1999, from many cities coast to coast, who are creating the next and now movement(s) in American letters. The BreakBeat Poets is for people who love Hip-Hop, for fans of the culture, for people who have never read a poem, for people who thought poems were only something done by people in the past, and for long-time poetry fans. This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for.

This program is supported in part by a grant from Arizona Humanities.


December 3, 2016
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chavez Park and Library
3635 W. Baseline Rd.
Laveen Village, AZ 85339 United States
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