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February 29, 2016

The Philly Pigeon to host poetry workshop with special slam poetry night

A World Poetry Champion will lead the night

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The Philly Pigeon is holding a poetry slam March 4 with special guest Emi Mahmoud in honor of Women's History MonthA poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work, judged by members of the audience. 

Mahmoud will also host a workshop between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. before the slam begins at 9 p.m. Those who wish to compete that night should arrive by 8:30 to place their names into the drawing.

Mahmoud, a native of Darfur, grew up in Philadelphia. She is currently a senior at Yale University, a Leonore Annenberg Scholar, and Global Health Fellow. In 2015, she beat out 95 other competitors in Washington D.C., to become the youngest ever Individual World Poetry Slam Champion. The same year, British Broadcasting Corporation featured her as a part of their 100 Women series. Mahmoud was commissioned to write a poem specifically for the series.

A limited number of reserved seats are available for $15 on The Philly Pigeon’s website. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam 

Friday, March 4
9 p.m. | $10-$15 per person
531 North 12th Street