Thank you!

From founder Scott Woods: As I bump through my house this evening, surveying the carnage that planning and running a 31-day event has left in its wake, trying to piece back together what life without a show at the end of every day is like, thanks must be given. Holler was my vision, but took…

Day 1 – The Ogún Meji Duo

The Ogún Meji Duo Music After performing together in larger ensemble contexts, drummer Mark Lomax and tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard have decided to expand their artistic voices by decreasing the ensemble size. Their first studio recording #BLACKLIVESMATTER (offered as a free download) has proven to be a powerful confluence of aesthetics (sampling, free improvisation, and…

Day 2 – Izetta Thomas

Izetta Thomas Poetry Izetta Nicole writes semi-daily love notes for lunch boxes, happy faces with smelly markers, nerdy think pieces and poems. While adulting, she has the pleasure of teaching 3-6 year olds with special needs (a.k.a. super powers) as well as serving as an activist and/or union thug. Izetta Nicole has competed in local,…

Day 3 – The Turbos

The Turbos Music The Turbos are a high energy, alt-rock, quartet based in Columbus. The band started as a side project between its current members Jordan (vocals/guitar), Lucas (vocals/guitar), Cameron (bass), and Matt (drums). The name The Turbos is derived from the influence that the Columbus Rock scene had on the band, as Lucas states,…

Day 4 – Speak Williams

Speak Williams Poetry/Music Speak Williams is a musical artist, performer, and speaker who travels the country inspiring people through poetry, music and passion for service. From emceeing to freestyle to spoken word and theatre he is a versatile and powerful performer. In 2008 Williams helped create and perform a show called The Art of Word…

Day 5 – Krate Digga

Krate Digga Music Approaching 20 years in the game, Krate has solidified his name as one of the midwest’s most diverse hip hop and soul DJ’s. Having held residencies at the renowned poetry club Snaps N’ Taps, The Red Zone’s Standard Lounge, The Opium Lounge, The Brownstone, Cove Lounge, and Club Icon; just to name…

Day 6 – Barbara Fant

Barbara Fant Poetry Barbara Fant, originally from Youngstown, Ohio is a minister, poet, and artist facilitator. She received her bachelor of art degree in English Literature and Language Arts in 2010 and her Master of Theological Studies in 2012. She has been on three National Poetry slam teams from Columbus and has represented the city…

Day 7 – Liquid Crystal Project

The Liquid Crystal Project Music The Liquid Crystal Project calls their sound Jazz Hop because it blends the old school be bop of jazz legends like John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and George Duke with hard hitting drums of Hip Hop influences like J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Premier and Pete Rock. A Liquid…

Day 8 – Christopher Austin

Christopher Austin Drama Christopher Austin is an actor, writer, motivational speaker, and licensed psychotherapist. Christopher was last seen as “Othello” in Actors’ Theatre of Columbus’ 2016 production, for which he received a nomination for Excellence in Acting in a Lead Role. He is inspired by Scott Woods’ vision of giving voices to black artists and…

Day 9 – Kimistry Maestro

Kimistry Maestro Music Kimistry Maestro was born in Buffalo NY and raised in Columbus Ohio. As Kimistry’s mother and father introduced him to church at birth. He then pick up a talent passed on from a gifted family that goes back several generations. He discovered his passion and love for music at the age of…

Day 10 – Rose M. Smith

Rose M. Smith Poetry Rose M. Smith is a familiar voice in Columbus poetry. Her snapshots of the human condition have appeared or are upcoming in Minola Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Third Wednesday, Snapdragon, The Examined Life, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Mom Egg Review, Naugatuck River Review, Main Street Rag and…

Day 11 – William Evans

William Evans Non-Fiction William Evans is a writer from Columbus, OH and the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam (September 2008). In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of Blacknerdproblems.com, William has published two collections of poetry on Penmanship Books. He has been published or has poems forthcoming in joint literary journal, Winter Tangerine, Radius,…