Twelve Literary and Performative Arts Incubator

Where tradition meets innovation

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Poetry with Eva Barrett, Eris Venia Eady, and Kisha Nicole Foster

East Cleveland Public Library Main Branch

14101 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland 44112

FREE for ALL


Celebrate Local Author Month and National Poetry Month with a performance by Eva Barrett, Eris Venia Eady, and Kisha Nicole Foster- three of Cleveland's most celebrated poets.




About the Poets:


Eva Barrett is a poet and playwright from Cleveland, OH, and is the author of the collection of poems, "White Space." She is currently an artist in residence at the Cleveland School of the Arts.

In 2013 Eris Venia Eady competed in the Women of the World Poetry Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she made it to final stage and came in 7th Place representing the Lake Effect Poetry Team. Eris is a member of the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and the National Association of Black Storytellers. Eris’ writing has been featured in The Guardian, For Harriet, The Root, and she’s interviewed with the BBC, and Al Jazeera.

A nominee of the Cleveland Arts Prize, Kisha Nicole Foster is a poet, educator, coach, and mentor from Cleveland, Ohio. She studied English at Cleveland State University. Kisha has represented Cleveland several times nationally – competing at: National Poetry Slam 2003, Individual World Poetry Slam 2008, and Women of the World 2009.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 4pm - 6:30pm

Twelve Member Event

Ujima Pop-Up Event: Earth Day Edition

Twelve Literary Arts Incubator, 325 E. 156th Street, Cleveland 44110

Donations welcome!


This is the first UJIMA pop-up event to kick off 2017's year of building and connection! Join us 4/22/17 4pm - 6:30pm for a fun filled evening of fellowship, music, and juice. All proceeds from the event go towards the production of juicing education materials for distribution in Cleveland's urban core and supporting the growth of Ujima Re-fresh to provide natural juices and healthy food options to Cleveland's inner city communities.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Twelve Member Event 

Cosmic Consciousness: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Twelve Literary Arts Incubator, 325 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110

Suggested Donation: $10 - $30, $10 for MEMBERS of Twelve


Vibrate the Cosmos and the Cosmos shall clear the Path
~Yogi Bhajan

A Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshop. An art and a science, this technology provides the practitioner with a direct experience of oneself. The workshop will include a physical yoga set, mantra, breathwork, meditation and relaxation. "The techniques of Kundalini Yoga form the owner's manual for human consciousness. 


Facilitated by Colleen Rameshbir

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 9:00pm - Midnight

The People Grand Slam Finals!!

The Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106

$3 for students (with ID)/$5 for adults/ FREE for members of Twelve.


This is it, ya'll! What we've been waiting for and building up to!

THE PEOPLE Poetry Slam FINALS!
This will decide who will represent Cleveland in the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver August 7 - 13!!

Come support the community. This will be the best poets of the season competing for a spot on the team. They will bring their best work. Bring your best ENERGY!!!!


Poetry slam is an excellent vehicle for transformative art, having your voice heard, and self-expression. That said, it is your decision to present controversial or offensive material. If the audience doesn't respond well, that is their decision and right. Poetry slam was created to give the art of poetry back to The People and we believe in that philosophy.

Cheering is welcome. So are boos.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 8pm - 2pm

Twelve Member Event 

Temple of Passion Presents: Poetic Lines & Wine

Twelve Literary and Performative Arts

325 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110

$6 ADV, $8 DOS


Join Us for a Night of Poetry, Song & Open Mic!! Doors open at 8, Show at 8:30!
We have 6 Featured Poets/Artists lined up & will Open the Mic for everyone who wants to share their lines !! 

Intimate space so advanced purchase highly encouraged. 

To reserve tickets, visit: https://cash.me/$TempleOfPassions
or call Kierra McDade at (216) 298-7829.




Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Flying Lotus (You're Dead!)
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