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Lyrical Sanctuary presents Deolinda Abstrac

  • Union Fireside Lounge 2200 East Kenwood Blvd Milwaukee, Wi, 53211 United States (map)

7-7:45pm | Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198)
8-10pm | Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge

Lyrical Sanctuary is UWM’s monthly open mic night, featuring standout spoken word artists, live music and art, and YOU! For the past 14 years, Lyrical Sanctuary has brought students and community members together to share their passion for poetry, music, art, and creative self-expression. Prior to each performance, the featured artist leads a creative writing workshop open to anyone willing to put their pen to the page.

Destinny Fletcher, also known as Deolinda Abstrac, is a woman with the power to create peace within her community and culture through the phenomenon in her voice. Art becomes her sound and her greatest enigma. Working with the youth, Destinny experiences cultural differences and graphic stories. She relates to them heavily and even writes stories, inspired by her students’ presence as a High School Slam League Coach and Still Waters Collective Mentor (2012-2015). Deolinda was a 2012 State Poetry Slam Finalist, and competed in 2013 LTAB (Louder Than A Bomb) College Team Slam. She self-published her first chapbook: “Fireflies & Peroxide” in March 2014. Her most recent accomplishment was performing in Yetta Young’s Butterfly Confessions stage play in November 2015.

For more information, contact Michaela Murry, Sociocultural Programming: 414-229-3894 / Sponsored by Sociocultural Programming.