Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
renowned performance poet, activist and educator
Thursday, June 12th at 7 p.m.
Jared Paul Live!
a Greatest Hits record of his best known poetry pieces
and sharing work for his upcoming book!
As a Performance Poet:
Having toured internationally in over 200 cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe playing alongside legendary poets, musicians, journalists, and speakers such as Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Bill Clinton, Sage Francis, Our Lady Peace, Paul Hawken, Jello Biafra, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, Atmosphere, The Misfits and many others, Jared is widely recognized as one of the premiere performance poets in the world.
His work has been featured on the Canadian Broadcast Company program, “Zed TV,” as well as in CMJ Magazine and The Providence Journal. Jared is a two time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and has been a featured poet at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Post Secret national book tour, South By Southwest Music Festival, and Net Roots Nation. He was also the headlining act for the 2009 Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach grand opening at the nationally acclaimed Villa Stuck gallery in Munich, Germany.
AS AN ACTIVIST...
With over a decade of anti-war/animal rights/environmental protection organizing and a storied career laden with protest arrests, Jared Paul has become somewhat of a contemporary folk hero within the underground American counter-culture. His most notable run-in with the law happened during the 2008 Republican National Convention, where Jared was the victim of a mass arbitrary arrest. Fans and supporters jumped to action via online fundraisers and live benefit shows, through which an attorney was hired and the case was eventually dropped. His Conspiracy To Riot creative non-fiction series was published by the Providence quarterly periodical The Agenda and Strange Famous Records. As an organizer, he has been the subject of interview, story, or photo for major media outlets such as NPR, WPRO, WPRI, NBC RI, ABC RI, CBS RI, The New York Times, The Denver Post, The Minneapolis StarTribune, and many more.
AS AN EDUCATOR...
Jared is an artist in residence at AS220, the award winning Rhode Island arts collective dedicated to providing unjuried spaces for local and national artists since 1985. He is the founder and an 8 time coach of the Providence National Youth Poetry Slam Team, assisting and encouraging Rhode Island youth to seize the reins of performance art since 2001. Under Jared's direction Team Providence advanced to finals stage at The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival in 2004, 2006 and 2007. Jared has facilitated performance poetry and directaction workshops at festivals, conferences, universities, prep schools, youth correctional facilities, public schools, and writer's groups across America.
Doors: 7 p.m.
Cost: Suggested Donation of $3-$7