Poetry Brothel of Kingston

/ Jan

Poetry Brothel of Kingston

07:00 pm

The Poetry Brothel of Kingston Returns to BSP Kingston!

Tickets are $10, and are limited to 120, so secure yourself a spot in advance! Available online here: http://bit.ly/19HLFka
And CASH ONLY at outdated: an antique café in Kingston.

Doors open 7PM, Performances start at 8PM

Readings, group performances, Bordello Band (the wonderful Caprice Rouge), and belly dancers throughout the evening!

Our Mission:

The Kingston Poetry Brothel, formed in 2012, looks to subvert the traditional brothel model– an imbalanced system that casts women and girls as limited commodities. We suggest that what carries value, what is worth buying, is the product of human intellect and creativity—in this case, poetry. We propose a redefinition of intimacy, with brothel members offering private readings to patrons. Brothel events are celebratory, with music and dance interludes, part performance and part private reading. We revel in the desirability of the intellectual, and the link between poetry and personhood, word and worth. In 2013, the Poetry Brothel of Kingston established ties to Children of Tomorrow, an international organization that rescues young victims of human trafficking. Children of Tomorrow provides access to educational resources, and offers the possibility for self-expression through the writing and study of poetry. Part of our event proceeds supports the rescue and educational efforts of Children of Tomorrow’s Nepal project, teaching previously trafficked and devalued girls that their voices are indeed valuable.

Come on out to support!

Tickets: $10, available through the link above or at the door. Tokens for private readings (available throughout the evening) are $3.