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MacMurray hosts annual Poetry Celebration in honor of Black History Month

February 8, 2017

MacMurray College will host a poetry celebration to honor Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre, second floor of the Jenkins Education Complex.

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

The celebration will include presentations of poetry, rap, spoken word, and/or ASL interpreted works written or influenced by poets of color or on issues of diversity.

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.                                             

If you have any questions, please contact Professor of English Jeannie Zeck,

For more information, contact:

Todd Spann, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
Work: 217-479-7027
Email: Send Email

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