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Local Writers Can Compete in Upcoming Poetry Jam

Event part of Lourdes University’s Black History Month activities

On Thursday, February 8, Lourdes University Student Activities and Toledo Streets Newspaper present a Poetry Jam at 5:30 p.m. in the Ebeid Student Center (Russell Ebeid Hall) at 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The event is free and open to the public.

Local writers of all levels of experience are invited to participate in this reading and informal slam competition. Participants will be invited to read for 3-5 minutes on the theme “Our Roots Run Deep,” reflecting on their personal cultural heritage and/or the diversity of American culture as a whole.

Readers may choose to read works written by others, such as a favorite influential author, or share original poetry/spoken word pieces. Only original work will be considered for the slam.

For more information, contact Ashley Jackson, Coordinator of Student Activities & Orientation, at ajackson@lourdes.edu or 419-517-8413.

Toledo Streets and the Toledo Poetry Museum

Toledo Streets exists to lead men and women out of dependence and into financial autonomy. The organization walks alongside individuals, teaching and coaching and celebrating as they move from homelessness or other poverty situations to establishing their own micro-businesses, gaining dignity and skills, meeting self-set goals, and graduating to permanent solutions for jobs, housing, and other basic needs.



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