January 11: Extended Open Mic/Workshop with Big Poppa Ben

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On January 11, in lieu of a feature, Stone Soup will be holding an extended open mic followed by a special workshop held by open mic regular and frequent Stone Soup Poetry Slam competitor, the man known as Big Poppa Ben. Bring a poem to workshop to the group. If you do not have access to a printer, email your work (limited to one page if possible) to stonesouppoetry@yahoo.com with "Workshop" in the subject.

Ben has been a poet since he was 8, though the poetry was much better then. He started in the spoken word scene in Jersey City. In DC, he participated in the Beltway Slam Finals. In LA, he started branching out into storytelling and comedy, and now, in Boston, he has no idea what he's doing. In every city he's participated or organized writing workshops and found the input he gets from other writers to be invaluable.