THE SPOKEN WORD EXCHANGE | LEEDS x MIAMI
For the first time ever the Spoken Word Exchange will welcome in creatives from outside the United States. Four of the UK's greatest poets/authors take the stage at Miami's Historic Hampton House alongside the city's own Calvin and Arsimmer Early, premiering all new work.
LEEDS, England was the second stop for the Spoken Word Exchange. We were welcomed, embraced, and treated like family. It's now our turn to return the favor. We couldn't think of a better place to host such an empowering event than inside Miami's HISTORIC HAMPTON HOUSE Motel. This location is a South Florida landmark and was a home away from home to some of the most legendary figures in American history such as Muhammad Ali, Malcom X, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Robinson, Sam Cooke and Nat King Cole. Even MLK had a standing room and wrote & read an early version of the famed "I Have A Dream" speech here.
The event features poetry and live music in a way you've never experienced. The audience is fullly engaged from start to finish and WILL leave with a greater sense of purpose and ready take on the world.
Every creative involved has spent countless hours mastering his/her craft from the classroom to the corner, from the napkin to the notebook and stages around the globe.
-Calvin & Arsimmer Early (US)
-Mimz Robinson (UK)
-Saju Ahmed (UK)
-Khadijah Ibrahiim (UK)
-Zodwa Nyoni (UK)