Welcome to Seven City Art Society. The fact that you landed on this page means you should become one of the "Bad Muthaflockers." It means you only flock to the most genuine, artsy, fun, confident building, inspiring experiences you can find!
Who are we?
We provide the community with meaningful interactions including poetry events, community causes, adventures, and group gatherings. We are dedicated to bridging the gaps between art and technology by finding creative ways to use both to enhance the quality of life for all people in the DC, MD, VA area.
Seven City Art, LLC is the management company for Computer Scientist, Performance Poet, Author, and former Arts Commissioner for the City of Alexandria, Shelly Bell. The "I Am Shelly Bell" Brand is all about creating experiences where you feel inspired to claim the "I AM" inside of the you that you are becoming. We don't promote the idea of being fearless, but the spirit of being fear facing!
Shelly Bell is not only a performance poet, but a freelance Music/Arts Journalist. She is a music writer for BrightestYoungThings.com (BYT) and BrooklynBodega.com. To get more info on concert reviews and fun topics visit www.iamshellybell.com
JOIN US FOR OUR REGULAR EVENTS (described below) or check the schedule below for every "I AM" experience available.
EVERY 1ST SATURDAY 7:30pm: "Soul Sessions, The Writing Circle" is hosted by Drew "Droopy the Broke Baller" Anderson. The workshops vibrate from team building to enhancing writing, performance, and editing skills.Soul Sessions is a safe place for writers with various experiences to network and give friendly feedback on each other's work. we eat, drink, write, and share! ADMISSION: $5 donation or food/beverage item. Once you become a member of the meetup group you will be able to see the locations If not, you will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
EVERY 3rd THURSDAY 7:30pm - 8:30pm: "Write Before SpitDat" hosted by Pages, monthly writing and performance workshop that happens before the legendary SpitDat open mic. ADMISSION: $3 donation, 733 Euclid Ave, NW, DC. The workshop is conducted by poets in the community for writers in the community.The Write Before SpitDat Workshop is...
a safe space for all writers
an hour before the SpitDat open mic, 7:30pm
an opportunity to get a seat at SpitDat guaranteed
an awesome opportunity to network with other writers
an opportunity for poets to network with each other
QUARTERLY 7pm: Slam Alexandria hosted by Shelly Bell, a seasonal poetry slam held in Old Town Alexandria, VA sponsored by the Northern VA Fine Arts Association. ADMISSION: FREE! OPEN MIC from 7pm-8pm musicians, singers, poets, storytellers, and other community members are welcomed to perform or just enjoy. The poetry slam starts at 8pm, slammers sign up at 7:30pm, cash prize awarded to first place winner. The Athenaeum, 201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA