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Presented by Word Sprout and Button Poetry
Join Hieu Minh Nguyen for a night of poetry, music and all the feels, as he celebrates the release of his debut collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014)
Hieu Minh Nguyen has been an active member of the Twin Cities poetry community since the age of 14, and now, at the age of 22. he is publishing his first book.
Doors @: 7:00pm
Enjoy some dinner and drinks.
Show @ 8:00pm
490 Robert St N
Allison Broeren, Director of Word Sprout, has been selected to be the Storytelling Travel Scholar assisting Master Storyteller, Kevin Kling, on 11 Days through Greece: Follow the Gods, May 4th-14th. The trip is organized through Minnesota Public Radio and is sold out with 48 travelers coming along to learn about storytelling from Kevin and Allison. Allison had to place 1st or 2nd at a Moth Storytelling competition to qualify to apply for the Travel Scholar Position. After that she made the prize winning video application on her iPad and was selected as the Travel Scholar. The trip is all expenses paid by MPR.
Master storyteller Kevin Kling leads travelers on an adventure through the Greece. Stories of gods and goddesses will be told, shared and explored in historic landmarks including ancient Greek theaters and archeological sites. Guests will gain unique perspective into the legends which comprise this nation's mythology. Travelers will participate in ad hoc storytelling workshops as they cruise to the sun-kissed islands of Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete and Santorini. They will attend dinner at MPR Headquarters prior to the trip to meet fellow travelers, MPR staff and discuss Homer's "The Odyssey" audio book narrated by the Ian McKellan. This book will take on a whole new meaning when guests explore Mycenae, a city closely linked to the Homeric epics. While on the trip, guests will engage with Kevin and a Travel Scholar, Allison Broeren, who will be fresh off a local stage presentation of "The Moth", the acclaimed live-stage storytelling competition and national public radio program. Together, Kevin and Allison will inspire guests with their passion for storytelling and help guests develop their own stories and the courage to share them. The trips wraps up at MPR headquarters where our curious and courageous travelers will gather one more time with Kevin and Allison to share the new stories of their rich experience.
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