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Poetry Slam & Open Mic @ White Plains Public Library

Event Type: Adult - Poetry
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 5/2/2018
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 Rico Frederick. Rico Frederick is a graphic designer and the author of the book Broken Calypsonian (Penmanship Books, 2014), Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow, Cave Canem Fellow, a MFA candidate at the Pratt Institute and the first poet to represent all four original New York City poetry venues at the National Poetry Slam. Rico is a Trinidadian transplant, lives in New York, loves gummy bears, and scribbles poems on the back of maps in the hope they will take him someplace new. 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.

Location: Community Room
Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb