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An evening filled with music, education, a mimosa bar, and more. Join us in supporting On The Rise, an organization that ‘creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness’. We can't wait to see you there! 
Note: $5-$20 donation at the door.


Make Shift Boston
549 Columbus Ave,
Boston, MA 02118

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10.19.18 from 8:00PM-10:00PM

Poetry by Emma Andre & Michelle Kubilis
Music by Claudia B. Swope
Poetry Open Mic
In Support of On The Rise




Emma Andre is a dance student at the Boston Conservatory. She is currently working on rehearsals for The Urban Nutcracker. She’s loved writing poetry since a young age. Some of her favorite poets include Edgar Allen Poe, Sharon Olds, and Sandra Cisneros. She’s excited to contribute to the amazing work that On The Rise performs. 

Michelle Kubilis is a writer and editor based in Boston, MA. She received a BA in Creative Writing with a minor in Psychology from Lesley University, where she honed the art and craft of creative writing through workshop-based seminars and experiential internships. Michelle has taken on various editorial roles, most notably as an Editorial Intern at DigBoston Magazine and an Editorial Mentor Intern at The Marble Collection. She is currently managing editorial projects at Elsevier in Cambridge, MA.

During her free time, Michelle offers her services as a freelance editor and proofreader. She also regularly volunteers at 826 Boston as both a college essay writing tutor and a publishing corp volunteer. When she is not immersed in reading or writing, Michelle enjoys video games, art, and music festivals.

Her work can be found in Commonthought Magazine, Boston Poetry Magazine, and SLAB Literary Magazine. She can be contacted via her website, michellekubilis.com.



Claudia B. Swope is a pop/neo-soul artist from the D.C. area. A singer and keyboard player for upwards of ten years, Claudia now performs her own music solo and with various bands. Currently a student at Berklee College of Music, Claudia describes her sound as “Kehlani meets Norah Jones,” citing influences from artists such as Stevie Wonder and Amy Winehouse.

With countless live performances under her belt (most notably at The Fillmore Silver Spring, on Fox 5 Good Morning DC, and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival), the singer’s made it clear that she’s here to stay.



Safety, community, and advocacy for homeless and formerly-homeless women

On The Rise creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness. They engage with those most in need and support their initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.

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