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Slam Poet: G Yamazawa, presented by WEB
Start Date: 4/26/2016Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/26/2016End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Born in Durham, NC and raised by Japanese immigrants, George Masao Yamazawa, Jr. is widely considered one of the top young spoken word artists in the country.

At 24 years old, "G" is the youngest poet to become a National Poetry Slam Champion, Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and Southern Fried Champion, and has toured in over 40 American cities and 5 European countries. Winner of Kollaboration DC 2012, Audience Choice Award Recipient of the Inaugural Kollaboration Star and 2013 Kundiman Fellow, G has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, TV One's Season 3 of Verses and Flow, the Pentagon, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. G's poetry has been published in Beltway Quarterly, Asian Fortune Magazine, and 27 Views of Durham, and has shared stages with Sonia Sanchez, Michelle Kwan, Danny Glover, and VP Joe Biden.

An advocate for youth empowerment, G also has extensive experience as a teaching artist facilitating writing/performance workshops for inner city youth in the Washington, DC public school system through Split This Rock, a nationally recognized non-profit organization with a focus in political poetry. Monthly host at Busboys and Poets, coach of the Georgetown Collegiate Slam Poetry Team, and full-time touring poet, G continues to cherish every moment he shares with each person, whether it be an audience, his nephew, or the bus driver.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Willamette Events Board
Phone: 503-370-6733
Email: pwarrick@willamette.edu
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Admission / Ticket Info:
FREE to CLA students (with student ID)
Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette Events Board
Other Details:
Find out more about G Yamazawa here:

http://www.gyamazawa.com/

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