Ed Mabrey was Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, having won the title twice in his poetry career (2007 and 2012). He was the first person of color to win the title and continues to be a trailblazer, consistently raising the bar and setting new and ambitious standards for this performance art form. Ed can be seen on Season 3 of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus, it airs on TV ONE. Ed also is a featured performer on All Def Digital, brought to you by HBO Online. Some of his other achievements are: 2012 Poetry Slam Artist of the Year (National Poetry Awards), Emmy nominated actor, National Best Selling poetry anthology contributor (“Spoken Word Revolution Redux/Sourcebooks”). He has served as Host/Master of Ceremony for over 200 events in the past 4 years and over 600 events in the past 8 years. During the course of his career, he has toured internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 70 colleges and universities. Neo-Soul Lounge is Austin's Premiere Open Mic attracting artists for all over the country. Participation is open to everyone. Mr. Catfis & More serves food, beer and wine during the event. There is a $6 cover starting at 8 pm.