Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Building Community Through the Arts program is hosting a poetry slam at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. The event will provide a platform for poets to perform an originally written piece based on the commemorative theme, “Still I Rise.”
The event takes place at the CHESS Art Gallery, 6725 Kennedy Ave., and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and guests will receive complimentary poetry gifts.
Calling all poets
Submissions for the poetry slam are open to the public. Poems are to be no longer than 3 minutes when read and are limited to one submission per participant. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. The deadline for submitting a poem is Friday, Feb. 2. For submission details and rules, visit us online.
PNW alumna Britteney Black Rose Kapri will perform and serve as a guest judge at the event. Kapri is a writer, performance poet and playwright based out of Chicago and currently a Teaching Artist Fellow at Young Chicago Authors.
Sponsors of this event include the PNW College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences and the PNW Odyssey Arts. The event is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Legacy Foundation and a donation from Dr. Mark and Judy Jacobi.
For more information
To obtain more information about these activities visit us online or call 219-989-2401. To request a disability related accommodation for these events, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Hammond (219) 989-2163 or Westville (219) 785-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.