Verbalicious, A spit fire Spoken Word Open Mic set will be hosted by spoken wordsmith LaShanta Ase at the Arts Council of Beaufort County on Saturdays, July 12th and 26th at 7:00 p.m.

What is Spoken Word? Poetry and Prose in Motion. “It is like watching someone perform a rhythmic monologue,” explained Ase. “But, an explanation of the noun ‘spoken word’, does it no justice. You have to experience it. It has a way of capitvating an audeince. The emotion and intensity that moves from speaker to listener can be quite profound.”

Who is LaShanta Ase? She is a writer, a performer, and brings her own musical accompaniment in the form of Andre Minor on acoustic guitar. She is a Kennedy Center trained  Residency Artist who works in Beaufort County Schools, and she is on the SC Arts Commission’s Roster of Approved Artists. She recently presented a Spoken Word workshop, which was part of the Arts Council of Beaufort County Get Your Art Out emerging artist initiative.  
    The cost to attend Verbalicious is $5. Contact LaShanta at 597-2811 for more info. The Arts Council of Beaufort County is located at 1111 Boundary Street, in uptown Beaufort, across from the Boys & Girls Club, until August 1st, when it will re-open in Beaufort Town Center, also on Boundary Street.