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Art Share Presents: Satan’s Food For Thought
September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Art Share Presents is back with a special poetry showcase to kick off the Spoken Literature Art Movement (S.L.A.M.)’s 5th cycle of poetry workshops! S.L.A.M. alum will be joined by visiting artist, Jahman Hill, to present new works, some of which inspired by our upcoming gallery show, Satan’s Food Court, opening Saturday, September 7th.
Special Guest: Jahman Hill (Kansas)
S.L.A.M. Alum: Jared Aguilera, Alyshia Gonzalez, Leslie Marie, Arnisha Royston, Diane Heaven, Shaquan Lewis, Terhi Cherry, Danielle Galvan Gomez, Magdalena Sanchez
Q&A with Jahman and S.L.A.M. faculty Alyesha Wise and Matthew Cuban Hernandez to follow, sponsored by the Department of Cultural Affairs
Doors at 7:30, show at 8, free admission!
Born in Rochester, NY, and raised in Kansas, Jahman Ariel Hill is a creative and educator currently living in Alabama. He is co-founder and vice president of the Alabama Student Association for Poetry, author of Made From My Mother’s Ceilings, and the one-man show, Black Enough, a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Alabama, teaching Intro to Women’s Studies and Intro to African American Studies, and currently ranked the 3rd best slam poet in the world.
Jahman started writing poetry in the fall of 2014 and got write to work. He produced his first book, Made From My Mother’s Ceilings, in April of 2017. In April of 2018, he released his first album of spoken word, Ceilings. In March of 2019, Jahman previewed his one-man show, Black Enough, Off Broadway in the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row.
Jahman holds a BA in International Studies with a focus in Middle East Relations, an MA in Communication Studies, and an MA in Women’s Studies.
Spoken Literature Art Movement (S.L.A.M.) was created with the goal to uplift and support poets in the Los Angeles community and beyond. Since the organization was founded in fall of 2017, it has served 100+ students and has a current alumni number of 34.
Matthew ‘Cuban’ Hernandez and Alyesha Wise have, individually, been teaching poetry and creative writing in classrooms, juvenile detention centers, colleges and other facilities for about the last 10 years. Shortly after 2012, they realized that, together, they would have a stronger impact in poetry education and became business partners. As a team, Matthew and Alyesha have traveled nationally and internationally teaching and performing poetry. They’ve coached youth and adult slam teams to semi-finals and final stages at regional, national, and international poetry slams.