Midnight Voices, October 15

“The young dead soldiers do not speak,
Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?
They have a silence that speaks for them at night when the clock counts.”

Archibald MacLeish

Midnight Voices

Calling all poets, slammers, wordsmiths, lyricists, playwrights, rappers, misfits, musicians and anyone who has the gift of gab! We are hosting Midnight Voices, a monthly collaborative coffeehouse, spoken word, and poetry series at Cambridge Friends Meeting House , 7:00 pm, October 15. This event is open to everyone. This month’s featured reader is Al Johnson

Al Johnson is a Vietnam Era veteran who served from 1969 to 1971. He subsequently participated in the G.I. anti-war coffeehouse movement, VVAW, and is presently a board member of the Smedley Butler Brigade of VFP. He has had two professional careers which have somewhat overlapped as a teacher and lawyer. He has written for various blogs and small publications on the subjects of war, the plight of veterans, progressive politics, music and other cultural matters.

After the featured reader, there will be 5 minute open mic slots available to anyone. We encourage first timers and seasoned performers to come out. We are actively seeking co-sponsors and talent to be featured readers in upcoming months. If you have any ideas about this or want any other information please contact Eric Wasileski ericwasileski@gmail.com

Warrior Writers Boston and the Smedley D Butler Brigade Chapter 9 VFP, Veteran-Friends in conjunction with the FMC Peace and Social Concerns committee are hosting. These events are open to everyone. Next month’s reader is Marc Levy on November 19.