Silver Lake College to host spoken word poet

Posted On October 16, 2014

UNDERGRAD_resizedimage325283-Kane-SmegoKane Smego, an award-winning spoken word poet and educator, will give a presentation on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The event, titled “The Art of Personal Stories. Humanizing the News, Journalism and History,” will be held at Endries Hall, located on campus in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance. It’s free and open to the public.

According to his website, Smego’s “dynamic workshops explore the power of stories and voice as tools for self-transformation, non-violent resistance and community engagement.”

His “Art of Personal Stories” presentation explores the legacy of the oral tradition and its role in the transmission and preservation of history and knowledge, the celebration of diversity, and the creation of counter-narratives to mainstream media, according to his website. He recounts his journey as co-creator of the “Poetic Portraits of a Revolution” project, which sent him and a group of artists to Egypt and Tunisia for two months to document the revolutions through poetry, radio and videography.

For more information about Smego, please visit www.consciouscampus.com/portfolio/kane-smego