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National Humanities Month Poetry and Song
Cultural Affairs presents an Evening of Poetry and Song at the Broomfield Auditorium on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. This event consists of a weaving together of original improvisational musical and poetic works, featuring local artists Wendy Woo, M.D. Friedman, and Wayne Gilbert.

Wendy Woo
As Colorado’s music scene has exploded over the past few years, one of its mainstays has been Wendy Woo. Her energetic personality, musical skills, and spirited songwriting have made her a media and fan favorite and have taken her to venues across the country including the Fox Theater and Red Rocks in Colorado, the Bitter End and the Living Room in New York, the Hotel Cafe in Los Angles, the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Sweetwater in Mill Valley, and Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia.

M. D. Friedman (www.mdfriedman.com)
M. D. Friedman is a poet, digital artist, teacher, composer, musician, photographer, videographer, TV producer, editor, publisher and web master from Lafayette, Colorado. He writes from the moment chiseled fresh with revision and draws influences from sources as divergent as William Butler Yeats and the delta blues. His poems have appeared in numerous small press publications and e-zines. His spoken word performances often incorporate musical elements such as blues harmonica and sound sculpting with live effected Theremin. He is the founder of the popular Internet Poets’ Cooperative web site and is the creator of a new genre of poetics called Digital Poetry which incorporates his poetry with original sound art, animation, photography, digital art and video.

Wayne Gilbert (www.magmamystic.com)
Wayne is retired from community college teaching, aka “third world missionary work” (the working title of his teaching memoir). He continues to teach teachers working on their master’s degrees in education at University of Colorado Denver. As an artist, Wayne began performing his original poems in the summer of 2000. His performances are legendary for their dynamic energy. He is well known as “magmapoet,” and often performs with improvising musicians. Wayne was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005, but keeps an active schedule writing, teaching, performing and facilitating workshops on grieving and growing, healing the wounded teacher, living creatively with chronic disease/pain, and writing as spiritual practice. Wayne is also a board member and “artivist” with Art as Action and a dancer in their “Re-Connect with Your Body: Dance for P.D.” program.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets.

For more information contact Cultural Affairs 303-464-5835 or 720-887-2371