Students assemble for the 6th annual Poetry Slam

The University Activities Board, the English Department and the Office of Diversity Affairs in the Center for Student Involvement of Fort Hays State University will host the sixth annual Poetry Slam from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.

The event, hosted by the Asia Project, will give students the opportunity to display their writing skills in front of other students.

Asia Samson, founder of the Asia Project, usually goes simply by Asia, does spoken word poetry. He describes it as "a spoken word artist fortunate enough to make poetry a lucrative career." His poetry focuses on life and has inspired college students across the country.

Prospective participants must email a sample piece to the coordinator of diversity affairs, Amber White, at by Monday, Oct. 6.

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