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Poetry workshop and CUPSI slam qualifier

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Date: 10/19/2016

Time: 4:30pm to 8pm

Location: Northeastern Crossing

Join us for a night of word wizardry and magic! The next installment of Northeastern Crossing’s first ever poetry series “Wild Poetics” will feature Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah— & you won’t want to miss it!

The night will include a poetry workshop (facilitated by Emmanuel), a brief open mic, a performance from featured poet Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah, and qualifiers for the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI).

More info on feature:
Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah is a Ghanaian American poet living out the diaspora in Boston (Massachusetts). He is both Black & alive. Emmanuel is currently proud to serve as the Director of Curriculum for Boston Pulse, a youth-empowerment organization focused on promoting positive change for young folk and their communities through spoken word. While writing this personal biography, Emmanuel realized he was referring to himself in the third person. This upset him. He chose to write a list of some things that make him happy instead: hot carbs, brightly colored chapbooks, the long sigh at the end of a good book.

FAQs:

What is CUPSI?
-The College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) is an annual Poetry Slam tournament put on by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) in which teams of four or five college students from different colleges and universities compete against each other.

I’m not a Northeastern Student, can I participate in the slam?
-No, but all of the aforementioned event activities is open to EVERYONE, except the slam—BUT, we will need judges who do not know any of the participants that can help us determine winners so at the end of the day everyone’s presences is needed, important, and crucial.

I’m a Northeastern Student and I would like to participate in the qualifier slam—how do I do that?
-Make sure to sign up as soon as you arrive. Spots are limited so make sure to arrive early!

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