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Special Event with Qui Qarre

Date(s): Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Location: 
First event: Piper Writers House | Second event: Changing Hands Bookstore, PHX
Type(s): 
Community Event, Meet and Greet, Networking, Off-Site Event, Open Mic, Performance
Genre and Form(s): Poetry, Social Justice, Spoken Word
Cost: Free

About this Event

Special Two-Part Event with Qui Qarre

Morning event: 

Pastries and Poet Meet and Greet
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Local to Global Justice invite you to join us at the Piper Writers House on the ASU Tempe campus to welcome Kenyan poet and spoken word artist, Qui Qarre. Qui performs poetry based on her life experiences and themes of social concern in English, Swahili and Sheng. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her talent has enabled her to perform in various places which include Nairobi, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Boston, Zanzibar and many others. Qui is the Founder of “Tears of The Pen Poetry” a movement based in Nairobi, where she coaches poets and mentors young girls in poetry.

You do not need to RSVP for the morning event.


Evening Event:

Step Up and Speak Poetic Justice: Open Mic Featuring Qui Qarre 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Local to Global Justice want to hear your voice as we connect local poets with visiting international poet, Qui Qarre! Join us at Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix for a community open mic culminating in a reading from internationally renowned Kenyan spoken word artist Qui Qarre.

About the Author

Qui Qarre a.k.a juju a.k.a Qui Qamande was born on 3rd July, 1997. She is a professional kenyan poet and performing spoken word artiste. She performs poetry in English, Swahili and Sheng. She is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her talent has enabled her to perform in various places which include Nairobi, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Zanzibar and many others.