Sarah Kay Presents: The Type (A Book Release Show)
Friday, March 4, 2016
Come enjoy the release of Sarah Kay's newest book, The Type, with a night of poetry, celebration, and surprise guests! In a rare hometown show, New York City poet Sarah Kay will perform new poems and old favorites, including "The Type", the poem that "explores the promise and complicated reality of being a woman" and which will now be available in a beautiful illustrated hardcover from Hachette Books. The event will include songs from pianist/songwriter/singer Kayla Ringelheim.
After the show, copies of The Type will be available for purchase and signing!
Sarah Kay is a spoken word poet from New York City. She is perhaps best known for her 2011 TED talk, “If I Should Have A Daughter” which has been seen over eight million times online. Kay has been invited to share her work on such diverse stages as the Malthouse Theater in Melbourne, Australia; The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Carnegie Hall in New York City, among hundreds of other venues around the world. Her books, B (Domino Project, 2011) and No Matter the Wreckage (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014) are both consistently top-ranked bestselling poetry books. Sarah is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that brings spoken word poetry to schools and communities around the world.
Kayla Ringelheim is a young woman with impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Harvard Square’s fabled Club Passim, where she played her first open mic at age 13. About Kayla’s most recent album "Wandering Feet", acclaimed songwriter and performer Vance Gilbert says: “Each of these songs is a snapshot - perfect short stories, sung by a guileless, wounded angel. She's wise and surprised, thankful and injured, warm and resolved, all at the same time." Kayla has been a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and was voted “Audience Choice” at the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Currently, Kayla lives in New Haven, CT and is pursuing a Master’s degree at Yale University.
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