The Open Mic Project: Amy Weaver
The Open Mic Project The Open Mic Project: Amy Weaver
Photo courtesy Amy Weaver Amy Weaver, a well-known local performance poet and slam artist, has been writing as long as she can remember, but it was not until April 2000 that she first took the initiative to share her work at the microphone. Since that first performance at Dallas’s New Amsterdam Coffee Haus, she has continued to refine and celebrate the spoken word with appearances in Seattle, Birmingham, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, New York, Louisiana, and all points in between as well as across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In 2001 she helped carry the Dallas Slam Team to victory in the National Slam Championships in Seattle, Washington, and helped them take the bronze in the 2004 championships held in St. Louis. In 2006, she served as co-coach for Team Dallas on the Indie Finals stage in Austin, TX.

Amy’s slam poetry has been featured in competition at Richland College in Dallas (where she won first place) and at the Southern Fried slam in Birmingham, as well as the Red Room Slam in Dallas, the Dallas Women’s Museum (Oklahoma City), and the Nuyurican Poet’s Cafe (New York). Amy founded and served as President of a poetry club at Richland College, introducing fellow students to the art of the written and spoken word via poetry workshops and a monthly open mic held on the campus. She is currently at work on a full-length novel, Naked Imagination, and continues to hone her craft with regular slam appearances and tours.

Organizations:
President, Richland Poetry Club
Organizer, Deep Ellum Arts Fest poetry features
Dallas Slam Team
Dallas SLAMS
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Pride Alliance of Richland

Selected Works:
Snapshots and Confessions, 2000
Naked, 2001
Richland Poetry Club chapbook [editor], 2001
Ink Stains, 2004
Look Both Ways Before Jumping Off This Cliff, 2005

Organizations:
President, Richland Poetry Club
Organizer, Deep Ellum Arts Fest poetry features
Dallas Slam Team
Dallas SLAMS
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Pride Alliance of Richland
Selected Works:
Snapshots and Confessions, 2000
Naked, 2001
Richland Poetry Club chapbook [editor], 2001
Ink Stains, 2004
Look Both Ways Before Jumping Off This Cliff, 2005
The Book Poem
Generation Lost
Pearl
The Book Poem
Generation Lost
Pearl