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College presents spoken word Rachel McKibbens

Spoken work artist Rachel McKibbens who has been featured on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, will perform at Penn State Berks on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.

Known for her astonishingly visceral stage presence, Rachel McKibbens has become one of the most respected poets in the spoken-word community. She is the 2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and an eight-time National Poetry Slam team member. She appeared twice on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, and she has appeared at college campuses, coffee houses, homeless shelters, and the Juilliard School of Fine Arts. She recently completed two full-length poetry manuscripts and is working on a collection of short stories. Her first book of poetry, Pink Elephant, was released in December 2009.

This event is part of the Penn State Berks Jitters Coffeehouse series and is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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