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Grand Poetry Slam Champion S.C. Says will highlight Capital Verses Slam Poetry Festival

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Grand Poetry Slam Champion Andre Bradford (a.k.a. S.C. Says) and other community poets will be the special guests at the Capital Verses Slam Poetry Festival on Thursday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Madison College Goodman South Campus.

The poetry festival, a partnership between Madison College and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters, is free and open to the public.

S.C. Says is an Austin-based slam poet performing slam poetry since 2013. He has toured and been featured at venues and universities across the country, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Write About Now, The Edge radio, The Culture Trip, and Blavity, according to a press release from Madison College. He is a two-time Austin Poetry Slam Champion, the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion, and is the author of the poetry collection “Golden Brown Skin.”

At the Capital Verses Slam Poetry Festival, an open mic session will be held featuring talented Madison-based community poets including Charles Edward Payne, Laura McMillan, Morgan Steward, Christian Kind, Asiah Kind, Sarah Branch, Chakari Daezhare, Keena Stayflyy Atkinson, and Arsenio Sorrell.

Capital Verses is a part of Bloom: a season of poetry, a series of poetry events in early 2024 connecting and celebrating literary Wisconsin. Other events will include the Climate Change Story Slam with Mad City Story Slam at Madison Public Central Library on Saturday, April 20 and the Poetry and the Natural World with United States Poet Laureate Ada Limon Reading at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison on Thursday, May 23.