Oberlin College and Conservatory

Preserving Legacy: Poetry as a Memory Keeper

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex
180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

International poetry slam champion Kai Davis presents a poetry workshop, open to all levels, on poetry as a memory keeper. When we think of how societies record history, we don’t often think of poetry.

This workshop will introduce poems that function as historical documents and invite participants to name the ways in which that work challenges the conventions of record-keeping. How is using poetry to document history a radical act for marginalized people?

Kai Davis (she/her) is a black queer writer, performer and teaching artist from Philadelphia. Her work examines how power operates globally, nationally, interpersonally, and internally.

Event Type

Arts, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/15421...

Cost

Free

Group
OSLAM
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Poster for event "OSLAM Presents KAI DAVIS, Thursday, March 5th, workshop at 4:30pm"

Contact Person

Amy Sahud

Contact Phone Number

303-242-2895

Contact E-mail Address

asahud@oberlin.edu

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