Words are powerful

February 22, 2016 | 1:10 PM

MacMurray College will host a poetry celebration to honor Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre, second floor, south side of the Jenkins Education Complex on Hardin Avenue on the MacMurray College campus.

MacMurray students, faculty and staff and members of the community are invited to perform and attend the event.

The celebration will include the performance of poems, rap, and spoken word written or influenced by African-American poets. Original works are also welcome.

Performances are limited to five minutes per poem. Participants should sign up 15 minutes before the performance. There will be a maximum of 15 performers for the evening.

Prizes will be awarded to the poetry presenters and the audience can win prizes for correct answers to quiz questions about cultural diversity and African American culture and history.

For more information, please contact

Communications and Marketing, MacMurray College
Work: 217-479-7180
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