IC Speaks Showcase
Sponsored by IYWP, Englert Wavelength, and IC Speaks
Free – $100
The Englert Theatre
$25 Suggested Donation or pay what you can!
Box Office Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Steven Willis will perform live at The Englert as the keynote speaker for the IC Speaks Spoken-Word Poetry Youth Conference.
The event is open to the public (we ask for a suggested donation of $25, proceeds from which will support IC Speaks programming in Iowa City) but FREE for all conference registrants.
Walk in or reserve your tickets at The Englert Box office: https://englert.org/box-office-hours/
Twenty-six-year-old Steven Antoine Willis uses his writing background to embark on the daunting task of creatively articulating African American culture. With art heavily influenced by urban life and religion, Steven mixes elements of hip hop and performance with formal teachings of history and anthropology to help express his eclectic personal narrative.
Willis began doing spoken word at the age of fifteen as a participant of “Louder Than a Bomb” and has performed for the likes of radio and tv personality Charlamagne tha God and Olympic track gold medalist Sonya Richards Ross. Willis is a contributing writer to “The BreakBeat Poets Anthology,” NYU’s National Council for Teachers of English’s journal, and Manhattanville College’s Graffiti magazine. Steven is a three-time individual world poetry slam finalist.
He is currently an MFA acting candidate at the University of Iowa in Iowa city
Note that performance material might be content-sensitive for some viewers.