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Celebrate National Poetry Month at SPEAK Café

Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure portrait photo. She is a Black woman, with long braids. She is wearing a jean jacket, orange shirt, and red beaded necklace. Her gaze is looking at the camera with her arm up to her face. Behind her is a brick wall.
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, artist and poet Shaya Robinson is hosting SPEAK Cafe at Krannert Art Museum. SPEAK (Song, Poetry, Expression, Art, and Knowledge) will be held April 13th from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the café space of KAM, and will hold space for open-mic performances of poetry, rap, and spoken word. There will also be a space to share artwork as well. This event will be cohosted by Urbana’s current Poet Laureate, Ja Nelle Davenport-Pleasure, an author and spoken word poet. It’s free, and participants are invited to share their own work or sit back and observe.

An illustrated picture of a woman staring directly at the camera. The background is a painted blue and purple border. Shaya has big hoop earrings and coily hair on top of her head. She wears a black tank top.
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