CORVALLIS, Ore. - Nationally-recognized poetry slam and spoken-word artist Myrlin Hepworth will perform on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Memorial Union Journey Room on the Oregon State University campus.

Hepworth has written and performed his poetry across the United States. In 2009, the Arizona Commission on the Arts selected him for its roster of teaching artists. In 2010 he became the first undergraduate teaching artist for the Young Writers Program at Arizona State University.

In addition to visiting nearly 30 high schools each year, Hepworth performs at universities, youth centers, group homes, museums, and theaters. He has competed on three National Poetry Slam teams and co-founded and coached the Phoenix youth team to consecutive appearances at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam. He is the author of "From the Rooftops."

The Roger Weaver Poetry Activities Fund, along with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, presents this event annually.

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Heather Brown, 719-232-1485