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Free Arts Month: Free Ya Mind with spoken word

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Jan. 29, 2011 at 10:52 am |
January 29, 2011 10:52 am

I only caught the beginning of Free Ya Mind last night, but it was enough to give me a taste of this friendly, original spoken word evening, nearly a decade old now, at Tully’s on Broadway. Poets cluster down the piano end of the café, and you could probably sneak in without buying a coffee, though obviously it’s nicer if you do buy one. At around 7:15 p.m. the feature artist was introduced: Edris Reynolds (I think!), a white-haired older lady who delivered an intriguing mock-meeting address that turned out to be a creative way of exploring all the instructive “voices” we hear in our heads.

Around a dozen folks were gathered, all ages and types, including what seemed like a bunch of students, and the sign-up for the open mike had around six on it when I had to leave early for my next gig (“My Way” at Centerstage Theatre, see the next post!)

A comfy way of freeing up your mind for free with alternative words and thoughts.

Free Ya Mind is on at 7 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month at Tully’s Coffee, 746 Broadway, Tacoma; 253-272-8114, www.freeyamindinc.com

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