Can Compete in Upcoming Poetry Jam
Event part of Lourdes University’s Black History Month
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
Toledo Streets and the Toledo Poetry Museum
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