Spoken Word for the Soul: Open Mic Night

Posted Feb 16, 2023

Celebrate Black History Month by reading and listening to poetry by amazing Black poets – including some from our campus! The library is proud to co-sponsor Spoken Word for the Soul: Open Mic Night on February 21st, 6pm-7:30pm, at the Campus Center.

Hosted by Ikra Koyriow and Andy Badu, people are invited to sign up to either read a poem by a Black poet or perform their own poem. There will be books of poetry by Black poets at the event for people to peruse, should you need to find something to read. You can also take a peek at two databases we have available, the 20th Century African-American Poetry database and the African-American Poetry, 1760-1900 database.

Refreshments will be served. This event is INST and #cardsSTANDtogether approved and is co-sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Courtright Memorial Library.