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Lyrical Sanctuary presents Kwabena Antoine Nixon & Muhibb Dyer

  • Union Fireside Lounge 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, WI, 53211 United States (map)

Various Wednesdays | Workshop, Open Mic & Performance
7-7:45pm | Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 119)
8-10pm | Open Mic & Performance | Union Fireside Lounge
Free and open to the public

Lyrical Sanctuary is celebrating fifteen years! As one of the longest running open mic programs in the city, Lyrical Sanctuary has brought students and community members together to share their passion for poetry, music, art, and creative self-expression. 


KWABENA ANTOINE NIXON is a poet, educator, event organizer, and the co-founder and host of Poetry-Unplugged, one of the largest weekly poetry experiences in the country. He co-produced, “From Kings to Thugs to Presidents”, and is founder and President Milwaukee Urban Entertainment Alliance (MUEA) responsible for the Day of Appreciation (attended by an unprecedented 800+ people in 3 weeks); the “I Don’t Just Promote, I Vote” Campaign (an early vote rally spearheaded by local marketers that sent 800 people out to vote early). Kwabena is also co-founder of Flood the Hood with Dreams and co-facilitator of the Conflict Resolution Training Seminars.

MUHIBB DYER has performed all over the U.S. and in 2002 was a finalist at the National Poetry Slam (the nation’s top spoken word competition). Other notable performances include: Def Poetry Jam-Local Finals, MATC Dinner with Geronimo Pratt, Featured in Sing Your Song Documentary of the life of Harry Belafonte, Operation Push - featuring the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Vote or Die Rally - featuring P. Diddy, C-Span appearance at 2004 Democratic Convention. Muhibb Dyer is co-founder of Flood the Hood with Dreams. Wanting to live and teach the messages he brings, Muhibb began a successful campaign to bring the art of the spoken word to inner city youth. He has conducted several seminars and conflict resolution workshops in the Milwaukee Public School system encouraging youth to take responsibility for their futures. Mr. Dyer has also made numerous guest appearances as a motivational speaker for graduation commencement ceremonies as well as other events. A native Milwaukeean, Muhibb began counseling and mentoring youth through various programs while he was still in high school himself.

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