NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Performance Poetry - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Performance Poetry

10/18/2013 - 5:30pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Promenade Hall

Poetry and Performance were once a united art, going back to common ancient roots. In the last few centuries, this connection has largely been lost. This event will point to some of the ways back, bring "page" poets and "stage" poets together across multiple divides:page/stage/class/race/gender/age.  OMAI presenters, Lemon Andersen and Gia Scott-Heron, will provide feedback alongside   Verse Wisconsin responders, Margaret Rozga, Ching-In Chin, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, and Andy Gricevich.

First Wave

About Presenter First Wave

 

The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture.

 

The inaugural First Wave cohort of fifteen students began their UW-Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are sixty spoken word and hip hop artists on full-tuition scholarship or that have graduated from the First Wave Program. 


201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

 

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