Slam poet Taylor Mali to visit Penn State Berks April 2

Taylor Mali Headshot

Slam poet Taylor Mali.

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WYOMISSING, Pa. — Slam poet Taylor Mali will share his gift with Penn State Berks on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. This event is free and open to the public.

Since 2000, Mali has dedicated his time to writing and performing poetry — and teaching others to do the same. His poems have been described as clear, hysterically funny, often sentimental, appealing, accessible and smart. Mail is also a vocal advocate of teachers and the nobility of teaching; he spent nine years in the classroom teaching everything from English and history to math and S.A.T. test preparation.

Formerly president of Poetry Slam, Inc., the nonprofit organization that oversees all poetry slams in North America, Mali makes his living entirely as a spoken-word and voiceover artist these days, traveling around the country performing and teaching workshops. He has narrated several books on tape, including "The Great Fire," for which he won the Golden Earphones Award for children’s narration.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This event is sponsored by the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.