july, 2019

31jul6:30 pm9:00 pmBreaking Mics July Open Mic Night! Ft. Danez Smith!


Event Details

Happy Summer, family!

Wednesday July 31st out on the Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering patio, we’ll be back on the microphone enjoying some summer weather and poetry. We’ve got another amazing feature for y’all!

This time the Legendary Danez Smith will be blessing the microphone!

You won’t want to miss this one, we’ll have fresh juices, baked goods, and a pop up dinner menu by Breaking Bread Cafe’s own Maurice Wallace!

Doors/sign up 6:30
Show 7:30

Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer & performer from St. Paul, MN. Danez is the author of “Don’t Call Us Dead” (Graywolf Press, 2017), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection, the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award, and “[insert] boy” (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Montalvo Arts Center, Cave Canem, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Danez’s work has been featured widely including on Buzzfeed, The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, Best American Poetry, Poetry Magazine, and on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Danez has been featured as part of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list and is the winner of a Pushcart Prize. They are a member of the Dark Noise Collective and is the co-host of VS with Franny Choi, a podcast sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Postloudness. Danez’s third collection, “Homie”, will be published by Graywolf in Spring 2020.


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CST


Breaking Bread Cafe

1210 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411


Breaking Mics Open Mic Series