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Holly Bass (Uncredited)

Holly Bass

Holly Bass is a writer, performer, and director. A Cave Canem Fellow, her poems have appeared in Callaloo, nocturnes (re)view, Beltway, Role Call (Third World Press), and The Ringing Ear, an anthology of black southern poetry. Her pieces have been workshopped and presented at respected regional theaters and performance spaces such as the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, the Whitney Museum, and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. She is the Cullen Poet-in-Residence for Busboys & Poets (D.C.

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Toni Asante Lightfoot, Toni Blackman, Holly Bass, and DJ Renegade 1/31/14: Toni Asante Lightfoot, Toni Blackman, Holly Bass, and DJ Renegade

From February 1994 to August 1996, the Tuesday night open mic at It’s Your Mug was a community event that had a lasting impact on Washington’s poetry scene. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, original host and founder Lightfoot takes to the stage with a group of Mug regulars.

Toni Asante Lightfoot, Toni Blackman, Holly Bass, and DJ Renegade

From February 1994 to August 1996, the Tuesday night open mic at It’s Your Mug was a community event that had a lasting impact on Washington’s poetry scene. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, original host and founder Lightfoot takes to the stage with a group of Mug regulars.
DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life 5/1/12: DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life

Writer, director, and performer Holly Bass hosts an event celebrating the Kennedy Center’s “What's Going On…NOW” campaign, featuring members of the DC Slam Team, a group comprised of local spoken word artists, and Words, Beats, and Life, an organization that works to transform individual lives and communities through hip hop.

DC Slam Team / Words, Beats, and Life

Writer, director, and performer Holly Bass hosts an event celebrating the Kennedy Center’s “What's Going On…NOW” campaign, featuring members of the DC Slam Team, a group comprised of local spoken word artists, and Words, Beats, and Life, an organization that works to transform individual lives and communities through hip hop.
The Dream Remix 8/28/11: The Dream Remix

Holly Bass, joined by a DJ and cadre of wordslingers, hosts a poetic celebration of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial through verse highlighting Dr. King’s dream of a nation dedicated to justice, equality, and ending war.

The Dream Remix

Holly Bass, joined by a DJ and cadre of wordslingers, hosts a poetic celebration of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial through verse highlighting Dr. King’s dream of a nation dedicated to justice, equality, and ending war.

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