September 6th – Angelique Palmer & Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival

Angelique Palmer is an author from Miami by way of New Orleans that now calls Northern Virginia home. The Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University was born and raised on the Literary Café and Poetry Lounge stage is a “Café Baby.” She was an Elementary School Creative Writing Instructor at the American Poetry Museum in Washington, DC and volunteers with Split This Rock, and DC Youth Slam. The creator of Silent Treatment Entertainment’s Lock’d & Loaded Cash Slam, and finalist for Busboys and Poets Director of Poetry Events, she spent 3-plus years hosting weekly open mics and curating local poetry shows. Since making her feature debut in Miami, 2008, Angelique has brought her brand of vulnerability and passion to many stages, coffee houses and corporate events in Atlanta, Charlotte, Jersey City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and all over Washington, DC. A former TV news producer turned elementary teacher, Angelique has nearly two decades of parenting experience and an affinity for blessing known as pancakes. She’s so cool.

Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival is a competition that highlights poetry and visual art at the intersection of film. The festival, due to take place for a second year in Worcester this October, focuses on short films that illustrate original poems, all of which are non-performance based (read: no footage of the poems being performed).  As well as a $200 prize for Best Overall film, Rabbit Heart will be awarding $100 prizes in five other categories: Best Animated, Best Music/Sound, Best Smartphone Production, Best Under 1 Minute, and Best Valentine. Rabbit Heart is what poetry looks like.
Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival will be happening October 10th and 11th at Nick’s Bar. For more information, go to

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