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The Grand Slam Featuring Neil Hilborn


From Giorgia Sage ’18:

The semester has sped by and the time is upon us to select the 5 poets who will make up Wesleyan’s traveling slam team, which will represent our school at regional slams and the national slam, CUPSI.

While scoring poetry and ranking poets is awful, we live in a capitalist world, so it must be done. Come watch it happen.

Our feature will be Neil Hilborn, hailing from Minneapolis, who will also be leading a workshop earlier that afternoon. (Workshop information here.) Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam champion, and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College with a degree in Creative Writing. He is a founding member of Button Poetry and speaks on issues of mental illness, among others. Watch one of Neil’s performances here.

Date: Saturday, November 21st
Time: 7-9pm
Memorial Chapel