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 National Poetry Month 2016

National Poetry Month


April 5

Marge Piercy

Praised as one of the country's best-selling poets, Marge Piercy will read poems from Made in Detroit and The Hunger Moon: Selected Poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.

4pm

The Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room

 

April 11

To Be Heard – Film Documentary

To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. The three emerge as accomplished self-aware artists, who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.

6pm

MacLean Campus Center - Main Auditorium

 

April 13

WORD! Poetry Slam

Join the community in a poetry slam! Performances by students from Professor Morgan James “Mwalim” Peters' ENL/BLS 200 class, as well as an open mic for anyone else who wants to perform.

6pm

Lawrence Hall, Woodland Commons

 

April 20

The Reading Stage Series

Two evenings of staged readings of new one-act plays. Each evening will present five new plays, written as final projects for the Advanced Playwriting class offered by the English Department and taught by multi-award-winning playwright and professor, Morgan James “Mwalim” Peters.

6:30pm

Liberal Arts Building, Rm 104

 

April 21

Temper Reading

Join undergraduate and graduate students in the annual Temper reading. Share a poem you’ve written or one written by someone else that you love in this community event for students, faculty, and staff.

5pm

LARTS Atrium

 

April 25

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine will be reading from her award winning book Citizen: An American Lyric, which is a unique mixture of poetry, prose, and visual image.

4–5:30pm

Lawrence Hall, Woodland Commons

 

April 27

The Reading Stage Series

Two evenings of staged readings of new one-act plays. Each evening will present five new plays, written as final projects for the Advanced Playwriting class offered by the English Department and taught by multi-award-winning playwright and professor, Morgan James “Mwalim” Peters.

6:30pm

Liberal Arts Building, Rm 104

 

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