A celebration of voice, culture and creativity. Big Thought and Journeyman Ink invite you to DaVerse Lounge, come engage in a magic night of emotional literacy at Life In Deep Ellum! Hosted by spoken word artist Will Richey, DaVerse Lounge is a unique creative experience for performers ages 21 and under, that combines spoken word, music and visual arts. Teens from around the metroplex will bless the mic with their creative talents, including participants from DaVerse Lounge poetry clubs, while house band Melody Memory will play original tunes and improvise behind the young poets. In addition to poetry, there will be a DJ and interactive art stations, where kids and teens can try their hand at visual art in different mediums. The event is FREE and all ages are welcome to attend.