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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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Preview: Streetlight Guild’s Rhapsody and Refrain Poetry Series

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Preview: Streetlight Guild’s Rhapsody and Refrain Poetry Series

“Without poetry, I don’t have any of this,” Scott Woods said to me, gesturing around the gorgeous, first-floor performance space at his new Columbus cultural linchpin Streetlight Guild. That’s no exaggeration; in the years since Woods led the first Columbus team to the National Poetry Slam, his writing has him onto the national stage with […]

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Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Demolished, to Rise Again: What Streetlight Guild Means for Black Columbus

In early May 2019, a long forgotten building in the historic King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood was demolished without warning. Adorning the building were four large murals depicting iconic black women by the late artist Jeff Abraxas, best known for his mural work around the neighborhood. In the foyer of Streetlight Guild — the venue project by […]

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The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes for this episode This […]

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Coffee for a Poem – Columbus on World Poetry Day

Anne Evans Anne Evans Coffee for a Poem – Columbus on World Poetry Day

March 21 is World Poetry Day and coffee providers all over the world are participating by offering a cup of coffee for a poem! Columbus shops that are participating will be listed on Facebook. Poem need not be original, but it sure would be nice. Baristas ain’t got time to be listening to your poems, […]

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Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods: Book Release Jam

Anne Evans Anne Evans Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods: Book Release Jam

The official release and dance party for Scott Woods’ print edition of “Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods”! Featuring choice readings by the author, a couple of Prince themed games, a Prince themed original art display, and some DJ spun purple magic! Come be entertained, get your copy of the book hot off the […]

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Opinion: Voting is Literally the Least You Could Do

Scott Woods Scott Woods Opinion: Voting is Literally the Least You Could Do

If you’ve already voted, congratulations, welcome to democracy. If you’re waiting until Tuesday, again, kudos on participating in the formulation of your republic. If, however, you are on the fence about voting or have decided that you don’t wish to exercise your right to vote this time around, I’d like five minutes of your time […]

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