LEC faculty members to judge Morley Library Poetry Slam

Fine Arts,

Assistant Professor of English Adam Stier, PhD, and Associate Professor of Special Education Katie Krammer, PhD, will judge the Morley Library Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in support of Northeast Ohio’s emerging arts scene and National Poetry Month.

Participants will have five minutes to express themselves in slam style poetry. Judges will then use their diverse knowledge of language, literary style and creative writing to pronounce the grand prize winner and recipient of a $100 gift card.

Dr. Stier is an expert in American literature, narrative theory and popular culture who holds a bachelor’s degree in literature and creative writing from Miami University and master’s and doctoral degrees in literature from The Ohio State University. His literary scholarship has been published in the academic journals Poetics Today and Ethos; he has also presented his work at national conventions of the American Literature Association, the Popular Culture Association and the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

Dr. Krammer holds a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in deaf education and a Doctor of Philosophy in special education with an emphasis in teacher education from the University of Kansas. She earned a certification for educational sign language and worked as a sign language interpreter and intervention specialist for many years in public schools.

Drs. Stier and Krammer will be joined by judge and author Mitch James, who will instruct a free writing workshop for anyone wanting to prepare for the Poetry Slam or publication or to develop their skills on April 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To sign up for his workshop, visit the registration page.

Poetry Slam participants may begin registering to perform at 6 p.m. on April 26 in the basement level of Morley Library located at 184 Phelps Street in Painesville.

For more information about the Poetry Slam or workshop, contact Morley Library at 440-352-3383, ext. 303 or visit morleylibrary.org.

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