Oct 14

MeMoSa: Poetry Open Mic with Ramya Ramana

Movement Lab, Milstein Center, LL020

RSVP Required

This Poetry Open-Mic, as part of the MeMoSa series, is an opportunity to share your work (in-progress or complete) and workshop with Ramya Ramana, former Youth Poet Laureate of NYC and acclaimed author. It will be a warm, safe space to showcase, receive feedback and encourage others’ work.

RSVP to perform or participate as an audience member.

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Hybrid Event Details
Capacity in the Movement Lab is limited to 12 participants. In-person participation will be determined on a first come first serve basis via email confirmation before the event. 

All other participants are welcome to attend via Vimeo livestream. We will be monitoring the chat to allow online attendees to interact with live attendees.


Headshot of Ramya Ramana in black and white
Image courtesy of the artist.

Nationally-acclaimed American poet and author Ramya Ramana made her debut in 2014 at the inauguration of Mayor Bill De Blasio where she was asked to perform an original piece. The New York Native then went onto perform at over 200 venues in one year as the Youth Poet Laureate of NYC making mentions in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Brown Girl Magazine and many more. Ramana released her first manuscript, “Don’t Drown Her in the Baptism”; the collection of poems explored femininity, faith and race. She received her bachelor’s at St. John’s University which she attended on a full scholarship with the NY Knicks Poetry Slam. As a first-generation Indian-American, Ramana’s work illustrates both the immigrant experience, and exploring existentialism. Ramana’s upcoming projects include: creating a  spoken word album, and songwriting. Ramana is currently receiving her MFA in poetry at The New School.