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Writing Circle/Write-In, Mainstage, Community Event, Educational

  • Date: June 17
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT
  • Location: Lapis Theater
    1634 11th Ave.

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The Poet Speaks Workshop: African Oral Traditions

Hugo House welcomes Amanda Eke, Nigerian American Broadcast Journalist/Anchor, Artist, Spoken Word Poet, Film-Maker, and Educator, to the main stage as part of her touring workshop series, "The Poet Speaks.” This workshop invites audiences to learn from and engage with Nigerian and Igbo oral traditions of rhyme and verse. Amanda will guide participants to explore and incorporate these lessons, as well as principles of contemporary spoken word culture, into their own poetry, spoken word, and rhyme craft.

Learn more about Amanda Eke, as well as her podcast of the same name, "The Poet Speaks", here.

Amanda Eke

Amanda Eke


Amanda Eke is a Nigerian American Broadcast Journalist/Anchor, Artist, Spoken Word Poet, Film-Maker, and Educator. She has won numerous awards including a Fulbright Fellowship and a UN (United Nations) Award for her work. Her touring workshop series, "The Poet Speaks" is an engaging experience into the culture of Spoken Word, rhyme, and tradition, held for all ages. Amanda has performed, taught and toured as a Spoken Word Poet and Educator globally in countries like Trinidad and Tobago, Nepal, and the USA, just to name a few. Amanda is also the host and creator of the popular podcast show of the same name, The Poet Speaks Podcast, named as one of Strategic Media Inc's "Top 5 Podcasts by Black Creators”, which has her speaking to Spoken Word Artists and Poet Laureates from all over the world.


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