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May 6, 2017, Saturday - Equilibrium: Giddy Perez with Ben B

Equilibrium: Giddy Perez with Ben B

Time: 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave S

Giddy Perez is an international touring spoken-word poet, teaching artist, and Cultural Ambassador. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York, currently residing in Tampa, Fl. Some of her competition accolades include ranking 10th in the world at the Women of the World Individual Poetry Slam in 2014 and placing 2nd with her team in 2011 and 2013 at Southern Fried Poetry Slam, the 2nd largest poetry slam competition in the country. In addition to performing, Giddy is an active teaching artist with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and a program director at the Gustavus Adolphus College Institute of Spoken Word and Slam Poetry, an annual writing summer camp for high school students.

Ben B is an internatio...nal touring spoken-word poet, youth development specialist, teacher and anthropologist from Tampa, FL. He is a two-time finalist at Southern Fried, the largest spoken word poetry competition in the south-east region. Ben B also started a poetry club at his alma mater—Dixie Hollins High School. He served as the poetry coach & mentor before joining AmeriCorps and moving to South Dakota. While he was in South Dakota, he was published in the South Dakota State Poetry Society's annual magazine, twice. He then pursued his passion with Peace Corps and moved to St Lucia where he was featured at the St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Benjamin currently lives in New York City and works as a flight attendant.

Giddy and Ben will be joined by Fatima Camera and Benard Ferguson, and DJ Nak.