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Spoken Word Poet Katie Wirsing to Perform

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Katie Wirsing

Sept. 18, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Spoken word poet Katie Wirsing will perform Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at Illinois Wesleyan University. The event is free and open to the public.

Wirsing has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and many local radio stations, speaking candidly on topics like gender, sexuality, and love. She was also a member of the 2006 National Poetry Slam Championship and was ranked 13th at the Women of The World Poetry Slam. She has appeared as the opening act for film festivals, bands, and comedians, and has performed on college campuses around the country.

The performance, which is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, is part of the Queer Lives Speaker and Performer Series. It will take place at 7 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center.

By Emily Phelps ’19