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“The Negro Artist” Spoken Word Perfomance
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The UUS Racial Justice Study/Action Team invites you to an evening of spoken-word performance with “The Negro Artist,” Caleb Rainey. Free-will donations from the show will benefit Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County. Light refreshements will be available after the show.
For more information, contact email@example.com. A sampling of Rainey’s work can be viewed on his YouTube channel.
Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey is an author, performer, and producer. He hails from Columbia, Missouri, and holds a bachelors degree in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Iowa.
As a performer he is the winner of the Des Moines Poetry Slam, the Iowa City Poetry Slam, a two-time winner of the Fire & Ice Poetry Slam, and a finalist for the UNESCO City of Literature Global Poetry Slam – Iowa City. He has done spoken word across the nation including Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Indiana, Colorado, Illinois, New York City, and has even performed internationally in London, England.
His debut book, “Look, Black Boy,” became Amazon’s #1 new release in African American poetry, and was featured on Iowa Public Radio. His second book, “Heart Notes,” was published in October. He co-founded the literary magazine Black Art; Real Stories; was published in Iowa’s Best Emerging Poets – 2019 and the Little Village Magazine; and writes a monthly column for The Real Mainstream.
He is actively curating a community of spoken word poets in Iowa City through his creation of a high school program, IC Speaks, and producing local events like Poetry & Motion.