Open Mic Featuring Members of First Wave

October 12th, 2010

Polish up your poetry jams for Open Mic in Open Book on Monday, Oct. 18. Sponsored by Illumination, both the public and members of First Wave (including Asia Elliot, Elton Ferdinand III, Jasmine Mans, and William Giles) will be on hand to share spoken word entertainment from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The First Wave Spoken Word and Hip Hop Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on spoken word and hip-hop culture.

In addition to poetry, traditional coffee-shop refreshments – coffee, cocoa, cookies, etc. – will be available. Please stop by Open Book, Room 1250 in College Library for an uplifting and enlightening evening.