Shane Koyczan - Spoken Word Artist with special guest Micah Fletcher
May 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$20 Advance
$25 At the Door

In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan. With a collective “Wow!” we found the poet of our generation, and we weren’t even looking for one. The world took notice when Shane’s influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 with over 14 million views and counting. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Koyzcan emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.

Portland poet Micah Fletcher opens the show.
Ticket sales ended May 19, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Shane Koyczan | 8:00 PM
Shane Koyczan is best known for his award winning spoken word performances. With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Stockholm, and Los Angeles, to name a few. He has received 5 star reviews for his performances around the globe. Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan is truly an extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the traditional designation “poet”.
"Homer must have sounded [like this]… or Ginsberg or Kerouac." - Amy Brown, The Lumiere Reader more >>>
Micah Fletcher | 8:00 PM
Micah Fletcher is an award-winning poet and spoken word artist from Portland. He is also a member of hip hop duo "Last of a Dying Breed," with veteran MC Mic Crenshaw. In 2017 he survived an attack by a racist murderer on a MAX train. more >>>