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Unconfirmed Certainties Book Release

  • Ca Va 4149 Pennsylvania Avenue Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)

Poet Jen Harris & The Fellas
Unconfirmed Certainties Book Release

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 || 7-9p.m.
Ça Va 4149 Pennsylvania Ave Kansas City, MO 64111
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets and seating are extremely limited and are first-come, first-served. Advance purchase is necessary.

What’s up!?

LGBTQ & Women’s advocate, TEDx fellow, Queer Eye Season 3 Empowerment Circle guest, Button Poetry and Write About Now feature, Kansas City Poetry Slam and The Writing Workshop KC Founder, author of Slammed and Lust & Disdain: Poet Jen Harris is releasing her third book of poetry and essays, Unconfirmed Certainties.
This event is a collaboration with Take Five Music Productions, owned and operated by Lori & Doug Chandler and includes the jazz accompaniment of “The Fellas,” renowned musicians Eddie Moore (keys), Jason Emmond (bass) and Brian Steever (drums), bringing Jen's performance to sonic life.

Unconfirmed Certainties “is the intersection of suspicion and intuition” and follows Harris’ year-long exploration, documentation and in-process recovery from flashbacks, suicidal ideation and a significant mental breakdown following a devastating, unexpected public breakup and facing, head-on, a C-PTSD diagnosis.
An outspoken advocate for an accessible mental health system, Harris was relieved to finally put a name to symptoms she had experienced since her early teens. She fought for decades to overturn the misdiagnosis of Bipolar II disorder, which she was given around age 15 as a way to “medicate away her queerness and creative spirit.” Due to the limitations set upon her by the current health care system, this endeavor took Harris nearly 20 years to accomplish.
As the public has come to know from her career, Harris spares no one’s feelings or privacy in her searing truth-telling performance.

I REPEAT: Tickets and seating are extremely limited and are first-come, first-served. Advance purchase is necessary.


ALSO, if you find the time, please cast your vote for Poet Jen Harris in The Pitch KC's Best of 2019!

I'm in the running (5 years in a row) for winning Best Poet / Spoken Word Artist KC.

I couldn't do this without you, and I wouldn't want to.
Thanks for being amazing. I appreciate you tremendously! 

Poet Jen Harris  

Additional FYI's about the show

  • Seating is unassigned and is first-in-line, first seated.

  • The restrooms in the venue, unfortunately, are NOT ADA accessible.

  • Due to adult content, this event is meant for ages 16+


Earlier Event: September 19
Sunflower Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Later Event: September 25
The Writing Workshop Online