A poetry celebration for Black History Month is looking for participants to perform at the event.
The community, along with MacMurray students, faculty and staff are invited to perform and attend the event. The poetry celebration will be next Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre. That’s on the second floor on the south side of the Education Complex on Hardin Avenue on the MacMurray College campus.
Participants may perform poems, rap or spoken word written or influenced by African-American poets. Original works are also welcome. Prizes will be awarded for best performance, most original works, best non-spoken poem in American Sign Language and many more.
Performances are limited to five minutes per poem. Participants should sign up 15 minutes before the performance. A selected list of African-American poems is on reserve at MacMurray’s Henry Pfeiffer Library for inspiration and/or use.