About The Event

This January’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, January 22nd from 6 pm to 7:30 pm Central time. The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated and hosted by Esteban Colon, BONK! will feature spoken word artists Lennée Reid and Sandra Marchetti, and musician MG Bailey.

About The Performers

Lennée Reid is a Creole author, multimedia artist, performance poet, activist, healer, and community organizer from Olympia, Washington. They have toured across America including many PSI Poetry Slams. She was Olympias 2018 Poetry Grand Slam Champion and the first WOWPS representative in 2015. She is published in: “Inanna’s Ascent”, “Single Mothers Speak On Patriarchy”, and her chapbooks “Universal State of Mind” and “Qi Woo Mojo Juju”, all available at thegirlgod.com, in addition to Works In Progress, Confluence Daily, and Spectrum Women, among others. 

Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015). She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays. Her poetry appears widely in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, Subtropics, and elsewhere. Sandy’s essays can be found at The Rumpus, Fansided, Mid-American Review, Barrelhouse, Pleiades, and other venues. Sandy earned an MFA in Creative Writing—Poetry from George Mason University and now serves as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services at the College of DuPage in the Chicagoland area. She currently serves as the Poetry Editor at River Styx Magazine.   

MG Bailey is a solo performer based out of Homewood IL. For the last 11 years, he has performed all around the Chicago land area as well as the surrounding states. To date, he has 6 original studio albums. Music ranges from Rock and Blues to Reggae and Punk. Bringing lots of energy and laughs to his show MG creates a bridge between the stage and his audience for a unique and entertaining experience. 

About The Host

Esteban Colon is the Poet Laureate Emeritus of Kenosha Wisconsin (2018 – 2019). He has been writing and performing poetry most of his life. Many of those poems appear in Hell Creek, Things I Learned the Hard Way, and Whispered “Soliloquy’s.” 

Poster for January 2022 BONK! arts & culture series event

How To Join

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When: Jan 22, 2022 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: BONK! 155

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