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Slam poet Mayda Del Valle will entertain audiences at North Idaho College with her poetry performances at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the NIC Activities Center, on the lower level of Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus.
Slam poetry is the modern competitive art of performance poetry that puts dual focus on what is being said as well as how it is being said.
Del Valle had never performed poetry competitively when she won the Grand Slam Championship at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café in New York. She went on to the National Poetry Slam in Seattle in August of 2001 where she won the Individual National Poetry Slam title and became the first poet from the Nuyorican, the youngest poet and the first Latino person to win the title. Del Valle was one of the nine poets in the original cast of the Tony award-winning Broadway production of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. She was also part of the national tour and was featured on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry.
The event is free and open to the public.
Information: (208) 665-5459.