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Poetry Slam & Open Mic @ Barnes & Noble

Event Type: Adult - Poetry
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 3/1/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Our exciting "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and guest poet Taylor Mali! And, don't forget, our slam is at Barnes & Noble at 230 Main Street in downtown White Plains January through May!

Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series "Def Poetry Jam." A four-time National Poetry Slam champion, he is the author of three collections of poetry and a book of essays, "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. In April of 2012, Mali donated 12 inches of his hair to the American Cancer Society Mali after convincing 1,000 people to become teachers.

To take part in the open mic or slam, please register at 6:30 pm. Slammers should bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7, and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan. All are welcome! Questions? Contact program librarian Ben Himmelfarb by phone (422-6980) or e-mail (bhimmelfarb@whiteplainslibrary.org). Poetry Slam is a project of the White Plains Library Foundation.

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Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Contact Number: 422-6980
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb