The Minor Disturbance open mike welcomes home a wandering star

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Denver's vibrant slam poetry community has deep roots. Minor Disturbance is where the youngest poets grow into their words -- poets like former East High student Libby Olga Howard, who's gone on to find her future at Lewis and Clark College. Howard, a Minor Disturbance mainstay of a few years ago, will be the featured guest at tonight's weekly youth open mike, downstairs at Hooked on Colfax.

See also: - Minor Disturbance: 2012 MasterMind award winners - The Minor Disturbance youth slam poetry team rules the nation at Brave New Voices 2012 - Ken Arkind and Minor Disturbance rep Denver in HBO's Brave New Voices Weekly open mic, brought to you by Minor Disturbance!

The performance testing ground is mainly reserved for poets nineteen and younger, but people of all ages can drop in to listen between 6:30 and 9 p.m.

As Howard herself writes on the Facebook event page, "Come dance, sing, spit, paint, hug, high five, listen, embrace, build and enjoy a very, very special night." Don't doubt it for a moment.

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