Uptown Pen (Featuring Spoken Word Artist Truth B Told)

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UPTOWN P.E.N.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2015 from 7pm-8:30pm
Hosted by Jake Friedman & Four Chambers Press
Featuring Spoken Word Artist/Author Truth B. Told


Come hang out in an indoors, relaxed atmosphere and share your passions and insights with a welcoming audience. Bring along poetry, flash fiction, or any other word-craft pieces that respect typical time allowances for group readings. We expect an hour of open mic with first come, first serve sign-ups; the last half an hour will feature one local wordsmith. If you are interested in featuring, please e-mail info@practical-art.com.

Born in Saginaw, MI, spoken word artist/poet/emcee/actor Truth B. Told (born Christopher Owens) is known for many things...but biting his tongue isn't one of them. Witness just a few minutes of one of his critically acclaimed live performances, and you'll understand why. Truth's candid, pull-no-punches, call-it-like-he-sees-it style is one that resonates with audiences across color lines & age ranges, and has garnered accolades as well as the attention of fans across the nation as well as far overseas as South Africa and Tokyo. He has opened for acts such as Floetry, Mint Condition, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Dwele, Chrisette Michele and Elle Varner, written a commercial for BET's Black History Moment , made appearances on VH1 & MTV, and has even appeared in film, including the independent film "How You Look To Me", starring Frank Langella ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", "Frost/Nixon"). Truth B. Told was awarded "Spoken Word Album of the Year" at the 2012 National Poetry Awards for his project "LTV2: The Death & Rebirth of Christopher Owens", as well as Spoken Word Artist of the Year in 2013.

Never one to rest on his laurels or past accomplishments, he has completed work on a book, "Words I Remember", as well as his hip hop/jazz-infused spoken word project, "Oxymoronicotineverland" both released in June 2015. In fall 2015, Truth B. Told was featured in Dove & Twitter's #SpeakBeautiful online campaign targeted at empowering women and challenging the societal standards of beauty. Truth is currently earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, with a concentration in poetry and fiction.
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