Come to the Lyrical Graffiti meeting on September 1

Lyrical Graffiti, a registered student organization promoting slam poetry and spoken word performances, is holding an informational meeting on Thursday, September 1, at 7 PM in the Underground.  “We work to bring performers to campus and organize poetry slams for the students of Illinois Wesleyan,” write Lyrical Graffiti organizers Natalie Lalagos and Stephen Whitfield.  “Poetry is loud, powerful, exciting, hilarious, serious, mysterious, and welcoming.  Spoken word is a medium that invites people to enjoy and to explore.  There are student slams and we also bring professionals to campus.”

This semester’s lineup of performers includes Robbie Q. Telfer (September 22), Tim Stafford (October 6), and Dennis Florine (December 1).  At the September 1 meeting the group will begin preparations for these events and student poetry slams.  “If you are not a slam poet,” Natalie and Mike write, “that’s fine!  Most of us are not.  We just enjoy seeing our fellow English members getting out there and trying their hand at performance poetry.”

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