Who Is Honey-Coated NightLyfe?.

 Honey-Coated NightLyfe is a PROUD Official Sponsor of DCBlack Pride

Honey-Coated NightLyfe, prides itself on creating world class entertainment options locally. Stay Tuned for the next #HCN event!

What's Happening with #HCN

The DC Black Pride Poetry Slam is a spoken-word competition in which poets perform their original work; telling their story of pain, triumph, adversity, joy, humor, their passionate opinions on politics, socio-economics, cultures, hilarious poems, or poems about nothing at all, and are THEN scored by five judges.

It is absolutely free to Slam and to enjoy the show!

13 poets will compete in 3 elimination rounds for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. There will be cash prizes and more.

Partipcate in Poetry Slam

Poets who wish to compete should arrive at the host hotel between 5 and 6:15 p.m. to sign up. Sign ups are first come, first served. No exceptions and no holding spaces.

Poets interested in participate should note that this is a poetry competition and your work will be judged by 5 different individuals from the community. Poets will be judged on writing, performance, and originality of your poemType your paragraph here.

Sunday Funday Brunch and Open Mic

On Sunday, May 26, 2019 12 noon-4 pm. Honey-Coated NightLyfe presents A fabulously necessary extension of the DC Black Pride Poetry Slam. Last year there were over 300 attendees at the DC Black Pride Poetry Slam. Not everyone was able to grace the mic...The community spoke and we listened. Join Honey-Coated NightLyfe at Exhale Bar and Lounge for the Sunday Funday Brunch and Open Mic Hosted by PiaNir the Poet. Featuring An Exclusive with Rebekah Laur'en's SOBER Album Release Party

Pre-Sign Up will be available by clicking HERE and at the DC Black Pride Poetry Slam


$15 (General Admission)

$5 for open mic for performers. 

**Early Bird Tickets Available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

Jena' "HoneyB" Brown and Jeanette "MsNightLyfe" Ferrell is the dynamic duo that make up Honey-Coated NightLyfe. The pair found it necessary to create a space for dope collectives to gather to better serve the needs of the communities in which they reside, grow and work. Together the two found pleasure in their private "jam sessions" and are now extending the invite to others like them.

Born and raised in Washington, D.C., HoneyB started writing when she was 12 years old.  She writes pieces based on her own life experiences and considers herself more of an artist than a poet.  HoneyB is the host of HoneyB's Open Mic on WRTR Real Talk Radio where she features a wide range of artists from all over the world. She's also co-founder of community based event group Honey-Coated Nightlyfe.
HoneyB has been featured at Soul Sessions Open Mic and Spoken World Poetry's Open Mic in DC.  She was also a Spotlight at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville, Maryland.  HoneyB can be seen at various Open Mic events in and outside the DMV area. When she's not involved with Open Mics, radio, and community events, HoneyB is busy baking as the sole owner and operator of Pound Cakes By HoneyB, offering an assorted variety of pound cakes and other tasty treats.

MsNightLyfe hails from Texas and has been writing and performing for over six years. Much of her writing chronicles The "Black Woman" experience.  She earned the name "MsNightLyfe" as a result of keeping her ears to the streets for the latest trendsetters and culture rooted in hip- hop. Her work includes publications such as The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine, Velvet Truths: A Book of Love, Life, and Lessons, and Sweet Tooth Media BlogSpot. Having traveled the world sharing her art, her experience in world class events is first hand.

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Meet Honey and NightLyfe

Honey-Coated NightLyfe, is a community based event group committed to providing platforms merged in the arts that addresses social issues and encourages healing through creative expression.

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