In 2001, Buddy Wakefield left his position in a biomedical firm, sold or gave away everything he owned, and hopped into a Honda Civic to tour the North American performance poetry scene and slam competitions. Wakefield has since become the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, winning the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals in 2004 and then successfully defending that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, against the national champions of seven European countries. He has shared the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in hundreds of venues internationally.
UNCG’s Center for Creative Writing in the Arts and the UNCG Creative Writing program bring Wakefield to Greensboro as part of Wakefield’s “Out of the Flood” Tour. The performance is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Jarrell Lecture Hall.
The evening begins with performances from local performance poets and musicians.
General admission tickets are $10, all students $6, UNCG students $5.
For tickets and information contact the UNCG Box Office at 334-4849 or http://euc.uncg.edu/box-office/