Poetry Slam featuring Carvens Lissaint

Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

Saturday, March 26, 2011
7 p.m.

Join us for our first-ever Poetry Slam featuring nationally acclaimed spoken word poet Carvens Lissaint, with a slam to follow.

Location: Steinman College Center Atrium

Please contact co-organizers Aime Silfa (angelica.silfa@fandm.edu) and Astrid Barerras (astrid.bareeras@fandm.edu) to sign up to perform.

Carvens Lissaint is a Haitian American performance artist. Raised in Upper West Side Harlem, New York but now living in Washington Heights, he established himself as a spoken word artist in 2006 and went on to win multiple poetry slams in the tri-state area.

He was the 2007 Grand Slam Champion of the highly acclaimed New York Knicks Poetry Slam, a member of the 2008 Newark, NJ slam team, the 2009 Slam Global Grand Slam Champion, the 2009 Robert Redford Speak Green Champion, a member of the 2009 Urban Word NYC Slam Team, Coach of the 2010 New York University Collegiate team, and Co-Coach of the 2010 Urban Word NYC team that won the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam. He has performed in venues across the United States including The Green Build Council in Arizona and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

He made his transition into musical theater in 2007 as a part of the Hip Hopera Theater troupe, working with Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School in collaboration with the Metropolitan Theater Opera Guild. He also debuted his one-man show entitled “Walk” (directed and co-developed by Queen God-Is, choreographed by Nicco Anann) at Dance Theater Workshop and off Broadway at the 2009 Hip Hop Theater Festival. He has published a book of poems, From: Heart To: Page, The Inspiration. Carvens lives, eats, and breathes art, hoping to share his light and become a better being of the Universe. He will attend American Academy For Dramatic Arts in the winter of 2011 pursing a degree in Acting.

This event is open to the public.

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