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Juneteenth Celebration with Poetry and Community

June 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Award-winning Poets Rodney J Lee, Poetic V, and Petit Monstre will take us on a beautiful journey through the Black experience into the celebration of self and culture. Hosted by Afro-Latina Artist Ms. AyeVee. This event is open to the public and family-friendly.


The Poets


Rodney J. Lee is a poet, photographer, and educator living, writing, and performing in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 35 years. He is a former Airman, Construction Worker, Casino Employee, Teacher, and district-level Administrator in the Clark County School District. He is known for his wide-ranging perspectives on the Vegas community, dynamic readings, and uniquely well-made poems.


Petit Monstre is an award-winning photographer and poet from Las Vegas, Nevada. He prides himself on pushing the boundaries of conventional poetry by showing the beauty in the subtle and often overlooked. In 2021 Petit was published in the “Beyond the Neon Anthology, Vol. 1” by Zeitgeist Press, and in 2022 he released his first book of photography entitled “Oh Those Feels.”


Vanessa Williams, AKA “Poetic V” is a California raised Las Vegas living Poet, teacher, spoken word artist, and author. Her passion is to inspire the world, ignite nations with her voice and illustrate the power of healing through writing. Poetic V has competed and won in the Las Vegas Beyond the Neon Poetry Slam, Spotlight Poetry Slam, and Spit your Truth Poetry competition as well as been featured in Beyond the Neon Anthology, Spotlight Poetry Young, Gifted & Black Anthology as well as writing and publishing her first poetry book Poetically Affirmed. Poetic V has been a featured artist at the Las Vegas Book Festival, Miss Nevada African Pageant, Utah Arts Festival, and DWE World Tour in Austin, Texas, during SXSW, and was a presenter in Tedx Talk in October 2022. She uses her painful life experience to prove there is a purpose!


June 16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM