County of Kings – Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival

County of Kings - Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival


Saturday, December 10, 2022    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 W Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33060

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Based on the memoir by Lemon Andersen. Adapted from the life of Tony Award–winning poet Lemon Andersen, this riveting onstage spoken-word memoir touches on his childhood, life on the streets, incarceration, and redemption through poetry in Brooklyn. 

The Story County of Kings is a tough, yet poignant biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Lemon, whose parents met at a methadone clinic and died from AIDS, served two prison sentences before he was 21 and won a Tony Award before he turned 30. Weaving hard-edged drama with urban poetry, County of Kings is a coming-of-age story told with profound honesty, compassion and humor.


Tickets for only this event can be purchased here.