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Tara Betts Poetry Reading

Tara Betts. Photo by Tony Smith

Part of the Great Writers, Great Readings Series

Hofstra’s Great Writers, Great Readings Series will close its spring 2018 season with poet and spoken word/performance artist Tara Betts on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Guthart Theater, first floor, Axinn Library

Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue and co-editor of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century. She represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam as part of the first two Mental Graffiti slam teams, and she has appeared on radio and television, including HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam.” Additionally, she has served as coach for students performing at Louder Than a Bomb and Brave New Voices. Betts holds a PhD in English from Binghamton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New England College. She teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Great Writers, Great Readings is sponsored by the English Department, the MFA in Creative Writing Program and the Hofstra Cultural Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669. Read more about Tara Betts at AMP, Hofstra’s Digital Literary Publication.

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