Liberty School Auditorium, 7625 N. Ann Arbor Street, Saline
In 1816 poet Lord Byron challenged his friends to craft a ghost story, setting the stage for teenage Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein, a tale about a scientist consumed with reanimating the dead. Byron’s challenge is reminiscent of poetry slams today, and to honor the bicentennial anniversary of Frankenstein poet Adam Henze has created “FrankenSlam: Where the Poetry is Alive. It’s Alive!” This poetic celebration begins with a hybrid lecture and performance exploring Shelley’s influence on artists ranging from bards to hip hop. After the performance participants are invited to create their own “horrorcore poem” in an interactive writing workshop. Echoing Byron’s ghost story challenge, the session concludes with a FrankenSlam, where all are invited to share their poetic creations at the mic (participation is voluntary - you are not required to share your poetry).
This will be held at Liberty School auditorium.
Register online at salinelibrary.org or call 429-5450.