Saturday, September 30
1:30 – 3 pm
Brookwood Library Event Room
The Slam Poetry Showcase is presented as part of the Hillsboro Reads program.
Join Jorah La Fleur and Jason Graham for an exciting taste of Slam Poetry. Audience participation will be encouraged! Want to participate? Check this site for registration and guidelines: hillsboro-oregon.gov/hillsbororeads
Jorah La Fleur is a writer/performer who wears many different hats. She finds herself on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, emcee, workshop facilitator and ceremonial officiant. Jorah also has a passion for encouraging expression in others, and a dedication to maintaining a forum for spoken word in her community. She’s been running the Eugene Poetry Slam for almost a decade. Jorah loves courage, innuendo, and really dark chocolate. Her favorite color is zebra.
Jason Graham is a Chicago-born, Oregon-based artist and educator. He is a former slam poetry champion for the state of Oregon and is currently an art ambassador for Rise Up International in association with the US Department of State. He has been featured multiple times as a TEDx speaker and performer. His CV includes Sundance Film Festival, Fiji International Jazz & Blues Festival, Women’s Muse Conference, MAGIC Trade Show Las Vegas, Street Con Dubai, Valley Fiesta Australia, and Oregon Art Beat, and he has shared stages with the likes of Ice Cube, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, and Talib Kweli. Most recently he worked as a journalist in Nauru for Vice Magazine.