Poetry event comes to OSU on Jan. 17


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Good News Poetry Tour will bring a poetry showcase to Oregon State University on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The free, public event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the new Linus Pauling Science Center (Room 125) on the OSU campus.

The Good News Poetry Tour is a team of three award-winning writers and performers. Neil Hilborn was a member of the 2011 Macalester Poetry Slam team, which ranked first in the nation at the 2011 College National Poetry Slam. He was also a member of the Minneapolis National Poetry Slam team, which placed fifth out of 80 teams at the 2011 National Poetry Slam.

Hieu Minh Nguyen co-coached the 2011 University of Minnesota poetry slam team, which placed fourth at the College National Poetry Slam, as well as the 2010 Minneapolis/Saint Paul Brave New Voices team. He was also a member of the fifth-ranked Minneapolis adult National Poetry Slam team in 2011.

Dylan Garity founded the Minnesota-based Macalester Poetry slam in 2008, which he runs. He hosts monthly shows with featured performers from around the country, as well as running writing and performance workshops for the community.

The Good News Poetry Tour’s performance is supported by the Undergraduate Poetry Activities Fund, established by OSU English instructor emeritus Roger Weaver to foster the creativity of undergraduate writers.