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Uptown Open at @Hi-Arts! Featuring Steven Willis

May 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the Uptown Open at Hi-Arts! Hosted by our Youth Board! FREE to the public! Featuring STEVEN WILLIS!

About our feature:
Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, 23 year old Steven Willis uses his creative writing background to poetically reflect on the pop culture issues of our time. With art heavily influenced by urban life and religion, Steven mixes elements of hip hop and classic literature to help express his eclectic personal narrative. A recent graduate of Manhattanville College in Purchase, Willis began doing spoken word at the age of 15 as a particpant of Louder Than A Bomb and has performed on stages with the likes Jasmine Mans and Joshua Bennett. Steven was Louder Than A Bomb University’s 2014 Individual Champion, is a contributing writer to the BreakBeat Poets Anthology and Manhattanville College’s Graffiti Magazine, a member of Nuyorican Poetry Team 2015, and an Individual World Poetry Slam 2015 finalist. Last summer worked as assistant poetry writer for the film CoCo starring Jill Scott, Common, and Azealia Banks set to be released in Spring 2016.

How to get to the Uptown Open:
Use the entrance at 213 East 99th Street.
Transportation: Take the 6 Train to 96th Street


May 19, 2016
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Urban Word NYC


304 E 100th St @ 2nd Ave
Manhattan, NY 10029 United States