For our fifth installment of “Get Lit After Work,” our pop-up literary biergarten located in front of the Cheers bar in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, we welcome Regie Gibson, a National PoetrySlam Champion, songwriter, author, and educator.
Regie will be joining us for an evening of spoken word accompanied by members of his band The Regie Gibson Project: Guitarist Steve Lamb, Bassist Steve Davis and Drummer Nadjim Kebir.
Regie Gibson has lectured and performed in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. Representing the U.S., Regie competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. Himself and his work appear in “love jones”: a feature-film based on events in his life. He’s featured on HBO, 3-TED X events & was nominated for a Boston Emmy. He’s received both an MCC Poetry Award & has composed texts and poems for The Boston City Singers, The Mystic Chorale and Boston’s Handel+Haydn Society.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.