Carl Sandburg Festival, the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Marc Kelly Smith
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site's Barn
313 E. Third Street
Writers of all levels are invited to this free workshop featuring Marc Kelly Smith to receive tips on writing and writing poetry.
Marc Kelly Smith is a poet, writer and founder in 1984 of the poetry slam movement, for which he received the nickname Slam Papi. Smith was born in 1949 and grew up on the southeast side of Chicago. Smith spent most of his young life as a construction worker, but has written poetry since he was 19. In addition to poetry he has written and produced two stage plays.
He serves on the artistic boards of several Chicago based performing arts companies. He wrote and has performed in Galesburg his highly acclaimed Sandburg to Smith, a musical adaptation of Carl Sandburg’s poems and stories performed in concert.
For more information visit his website http://www.marckellysmith.net/
This event is part of the Carl Sandburg Festival in Galesburg.