Write Thing - Ntare Ali Gault

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February 7, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Ntare Ali Gault, Buffalo slam poet, memoirist, and playwright.

Ntare Ali Gault, founder and organizer of the Njozi Poets, is a spoken-word artist, actor, playwright and author. His book, The Sun Will Rise: A Memoir of an Urban Family was published in 2009. He has appeared in Ujima Theatre Company's productions of The Colored Museum, The Visit, and The Green Pastures. He's also written, directed and produced several plays and musicals. Gault has won poetry slams throughout North America and has been a featured performer at many venues and colleges, including the 2010 When Brothers Speak spoken word concert. Ntare placed 1st in the Tri-City Poetry Slam in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2004. He was also a 2006 Buffalo representative for the National Poetry Slam. Gault has conducted workshops for Young Audiences of WNY, the Alternative Literacy Program (ALPS), and Musicians United for Superior Education (MUSE) and Just Buffalo Literacy Center. Some of his former students from these programs have gone on to become professional performers. He is a prolific writer, and is in the process of producing his next play, Ain't She Brave.

All readings are 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.

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Medaille College's Write Thing Reading Series just might be one of the most eclectic visiting artist series at any educational institution in Buffalo. Each semester, Medaille invites from 3 to 6 published poets and fiction writers to campus for readings and/or class visits. Students at Medaille have the unique chance to meet up close and personal with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and some of the most renowned international writers of today - as well as up-and-coming younger writers.

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