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East City Poetry Series: It’s Your Mug 26th Anniversary Reading

Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested but not required. 

East City Poetry Series: It’s Your Mug 26th Anniversary Reading hosted by Toni Asante Lightfoot and featuring a veritable Who’s Who:

It’s an odd year anniversary for an odd little reading. This utterly singular event will be a reenactment of a night at It's Your Mug.

3 sets:
1) 20 readers read one poem
2) Themed set: Legends and Legacies: Poems from 5 readers. Each of the 5 Muggers read work from a teacher they've had, a student they've taught, plus one of their own
3) Drive-by set

It’s Your Mug was an open mic organized and championed by poet Toni Asante Lightfoot that popped weekly at 2601 P Street, NW from February 1, 1994 to August 20, 1996. It was the place for poetry in DC and its influence and consequence continues to resonate. A not to be missed gathering and celebration.