Andrea Gibson, a nationally known poet, will read from her works starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the library's Geneva Room. An open mic program will follow.
Gibson has been showcased on Free Speech TV, Dyke TV, the documentary Slam Planet, and independent radio stations nationwide. She is featured on New York City's 2004 Best of Urbana CD and is currently a member of the prestigious Bullhorn collective, “comprised of 30 of the highest ranking slam poets and most accomplished performance poets in the world.”
She has shared the stage with such names as Leslie Feinberg, Amy Goodman, Dennis Kucinich and KRS1. Her poetry deconstructs the foundations of the current political machine, highlighting issues such as patriarchy, gender norms, white supremacy, and capitalist culture.
Event sponsored by PRIDE and the Fisher Center. For details, visit Andrea Gibson.