Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Marc Smith, Founder of Slam Poetry, in Omaha

If you've ever been to a poetry slam, you've probably heard the introductory spiel that explains what a poetry slam is. When they talk about how poetry slams began, they tell you about a guy named Marc Smith, who came up with the idea when he wanted to spice up open mic night. After they say Marc Smith's name, everyone is supposed to yell "So what!" It's very exciting.

Anyway, the famous Marc Smith (So what!) will be in Omaha March 23rd to read some poems. The event will take place at the Omaha Healing Arts Center, on 13th and Howard. There is a suggested $7 donations at the door.

For more information, check out the event page at the Nebraska Writers Collective site.

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