If You're Nasty: A Janet Jackson-Inspired Literary Salon

  • Seven Steakhouse & Sushi 700 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States
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Are you nasty? How about a Janet Jackson fan? The Givens Foundation is hosting a Janet Jackson-inspired Literary Salon at Seven Steakhouse & Sushi right before the Janet Jackson concert at Target Center on Sunday, Nov. 1. After the Salon, join us for the concert in upper level seating. Do you already have your ticket for Janet? No problem. You can join us for just the pre-concert Salon. And, the best part: all earnings go to support the programs of the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. 

Here's the deal: A $75 ticket includes an upper level seat at the Janet Jackson concert, and entry to the Literary Salon, featuring delicious cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Seven Sushi, and spoken word performances from five of the Twin Cities' finest poets and authors:

Danez Smith – a Saint Paul native, Danez is a current mentor in the Givens Emerging Writers Program, a winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, a 2014 Ruth Lilly - Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, and recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship. 

Sha Cage – Writer/Performer, Givens Writing Fellow, and IVEY AWARD winner for her tour de force performance in grounded last year and her solo work U/G/L/Y.

Khary Jackson – Poet, playwright, dancer, musician, and Cave Canem Fellow.

Kamia Watson – A native of Minneapolis, she writes under the name KamRynnKay

Tish Jones – Spoken Word artist and Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks.

DJ Sarah White will provide the sounds throughout the event. 

Do you already have your seats for the concert? You can still join us. $30 gets you into the Salon. 

Tickets are extremely limited for this exclusive event. Don't miss out.