Western Washington University Associated Students Club PALS: Poets and Lyricists Society are hosting Neil Hilborn at Western Washington University on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Miller Hall 138.
This event is free and open to the public.
Hilborn is currently one of the most prominent spoken word poets in the world. He is a National College Poetry Slam champion and a best-selling author, as well as a member of the Button Poetry collective. He is also the most watched slam poet of all time as his poetry performances have been viewed over 150 million times on YouTube.
Western Libraries is a co-sponsor of this event through contributions made possible via support for the Poetry CHaT collection, which strives to acquire, provide, and preserve a national and international comprehensive collection of poetry written and published from 1920 to present, aimed at children and teens. Sylvia Tag, Librarian and curator of the Children’s Literature Interdisciplinary Collection at Western Libraries, recognized a natural affinity between the upcoming PALS event and Poetry CHaT.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for Western Libraries Poetry CHaT to help celebrate poetry, particularly lyrical performance and spoken word," said Tag. "We are thrilled to co-sponsor and support this great student club.”