In partnership with Louisiana State University, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, EGSA, and New Delta Review, the annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival promotes literary arts in Baton Rouge by bringing together writers of national acclaim with some of Louisiana's own writers, artists and performers.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Delta Mouth 2010 was a huge success, so we've got some pretty big shoes to fill.
That's why we're slipping into some high heels and strutting our stuff for Delta Mouth 2011.
NDR presents ...
DELTA MOUTH DRAG BALL
Fri Oct 29
Red Star Bar
Doors open 9:00 PM
$7 at the door/ $6 if you dress in drag*
w/ Drag Bingo, featuring Liza Minnelli!
the return of Poetry Kissing Booth!
Music by: Lady of the Barge & Polly Pry!
*No slackers. A woman wearing jeans and a t-shirt is not in drag, nor is a man in a coconut bra!
See you there, Divas!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore is a poet, educator and organizer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Born in Plaquemine, Louisiana, Xero grew up involved in a love affair with language that has never lost its spark. When early fatherhood forced him out of school and into the workforce after his second year of college, he continued to fervently read and educate himself. He also never stopped writing and performing.
From 2004 to 2006 he served as Artistic Director of the non-profit theater-based youth organization, City at Peace-Baton Rouge. He is one of the primary organizers of a weekly open-mic and poetry slam, The Eclectic Truth and has represented Baton Rouge at the National Poetry Slam since 2000, serving both a coach and team member. He has been ranked twice among the top five slam poets in the United States through that competition. He has facilitated writing workshops for youth and adults in Louisiana and throughout the country over the past seven years. You can find his work published in the anthology, Spoken Word Revolution Redux by Sourcebooks mediaFusion.
Currently, Xero teaches poetry to teens in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas through the WordPlay Teen Writing Project. At WordPlay he serves as Program Manager and Writer-Mentor. He is also semi-dilligently working on a one-man show entitled Openings.