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The spoken word is a powerful thing

February 12, 2014

MacMurray College will host a poetry celebration to honor Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre, second floor, south side of the 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. 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.

  For any questions, please contact Dr. Deborah Kuzmanovic,, or Dr. Robert Seufert,

For more information, contact:

John Honnen, New Media Coordinator
Work: 217-479-7181 | Cell: 217-491-2110
Email: Send Email

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