Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Cost: FREE (with paid museum admission)
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: Morikami Theater
ABOUT THE EVENT
Listen to two national poetry slam champions liven up our stage with poetry. Discover your own voice by exploring the ideas of self-identity through performance poetry. Museum visitors are also welcome to participate and share on stage. The artists are offering a Performance Poetry Workshop earlier in the day, for more details and to register CLICK HERE!
Elizabeth Acevedo is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. The Poet X (HarperCollins), her debut young adult novel, will be released in March 2018.
G. Yamazawa is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cultural Diplomat for the Department of State, Kundiman Fellow, and Team Backpack certified. G. Yamazawa has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, and has toured over 200 universities in the US and abroad. With notable performances at the Sundance Film Festival and the Pentagon, Yamazawa continues to challenge the American perspective of race, culture, poetry and rap, and the phenomenon of the human condition. Yamazawa’s debut album “Shouts to Durham,” charted at #37 on the iTunes top 100 rap albums, and is currently working on his sophomore release.