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Renowned slam poet Sonya Renee

March 10, 2009

ASAP and 'Rams Encouraging Adolescent Literacy' present renowned slam poet Sonya Renee on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room.

Sonya Renee is easily the most distinguished, accomplished and recognizable female in the world of slam poetry. She is a socially conscious wordsmith who took a 2nd place finish at the International Poetry Slam Championship and a 1st place finish at the European National Slam Championship in 2006. 

More about Sonya Renee

After a rise to poetry superstardom in 2004, Sonya has redefined the role and impact of women in slam since her whirlwind arrival on the scene, consistently ranking at the top of every major national and international poetry slam every year since then.

Renee’s success can be attributed to her commitment to writing poetry that stays true to her roots as a social activist and women’s rights advocate. The socially conscious wordsmith became the National Poetry Slam Champion only 4 months into her slam career in 2004, and followed this amazing achievement with back to back top eight finishes at the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship, a 2nd place finish at the International Poetry Slam Championship in 2005, and a 1st place finish at the Four Continents European International Slam Championship in 2006. 

Renee put her socially conscious words into action by performing in front of over 1 million spectators in Washington, D.C. alongside presidential candidate Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at a historic 2004 March for Women’s Lives Rally.


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