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OCU to Host Noted Spoken Word Artist

Spoken word artist Andrea Gibson will perform at Oklahoma City University at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. The event will be in the Black Box Theater in the Bass Music Center at N.W. 25th Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Tickets are free and can be reserved from the OCU Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature website at OKCUFilmLit.org.

Gibson was the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam. Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality.

Gibson’s books and albums — featured on media outlets including the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN and Free Speech TV — have served as a rallying cry for action. In Gibson’s most recent book, “PANSY,” themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness are balanced with a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to heal.

Gibson is the 20th featured speaker sponsored by the Center for Interpersonal Studies through Film & Literature. Founded in 1997 through the generosity and creativity of Jeanne Hoffman Smith, the center aims to introduce university students and the greater Oklahoma City community to some of the important current contemporary artists ranging from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners to U.S. poet laureates.

The Andrea Gibson event is also supported in part by Oklahoma Humanities.

For more information, visit the center’s website, call 405-208-5707 or e-mail [email protected].

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