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Marygrove College is having a poetry night/coffee house Friday, March 16, from 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm.

The event is to celebrate local and national poets, women's history month, the College's new strategic plan of urban leadership, and the inauguration of the College's 8th president, Dr. David Fike.

In keeping with the inaugural theme, “Urban Leadership: Expressions of Legacy, Commitment to Progress,” the spoken word poets will bring their own thoughts of “Urban Leadership and Contemporary Literary Voices” to the Detroit community.

Headlining the coffee house will be author, activist and former Essence editor Asha Bandele of New York (Absence in the Palms of My Hands) and Queen Sheba of Atlanta, and local poets Jamaal “Versiz” May, Legacy Leonard and Karega Ani who will also take the stage on Friday.

Dr. Loretta Woodard, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Evening Coffee House, said, “Marygrove is bringing some of the most noted names in contemporary spoken word poetry in the country and in our own urban community. Literary expression takes many forms and spoken word poetry is one of today’s most exciting genres.”

General admission is $5 and $3 for seniors and students with ID. Proceeds will go to the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Scholarship Fund.

The event is made possible through the support of DaimlerChrysler, Comerica Bank and Jay Harrison of Harrison Technologies, Inc., members of the Marygrove College Urban Leaders Circle.

For more information about the “Urban Leadership and Contemporary Literary Voices” Evening Coffee House, please contact Dr. Loretta Woodard, 313-927-1452 or lwoodward@marygrove.edu.

Marygrove is located at http://www.marygrove.edu/facil ities/freeway_map.asp

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