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National Spoken-Word Poet Myrlin Hepworth to perform in the Memorial Union Journey Room at 7:30 pm, Feb 22 at OSU
By: Heather Brown
CORVALLIS, Ore.— Nationally recognized poetry slam and spoken-word artist Myrlin Hepworth will perform from his repertoire on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Union Journey Room on the Oregon State University Campus.
Hepworth has written and performed his poetry across the United States. In 2009 the Arizona Commission on the Arts selected him for its roster of Teaching Artists. In 2010 he became the first undergraduate teaching artist for the Young Writers Program at Arizona State University.
In addition to visiting nearly thirty high schools each year, Hepworth makes a living with his art by performing at universities, youth centers, group homes, museums, and theaters. He has competed on three National Poetry Slam teams and co-founded and coached the Phoenix youth team to consecutive appearances at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam.
Hepworth received a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University in 2011. He is the author of “From the Rooftops,” a chapbook of poetry that spans his time as a student, performance poet, and professional teaching artist.
The Roger Weaver Poetry Activities Fund, along with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film presents this event once a year for undergraduate English and Creative Writing Students.