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Lyrical Sanctuary featuring Matthew Lewis

April 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lyrical Sanctuary is UWM’s monthly open mic night, featuring a standout spoken word artist, live music and art, and YOU! It is a campus tradition that brings students and community members together to share their passion for poetry and creative self-expression. Prior to each performance, the monthly featured artist leads a creative writing workshop open to anyone willing to put their pen to the page.  

Matthew Lewis (He/Him) is a Black Queer poet, R&B enthusiast, and playlist scholar from the Sherman Park neighborhood in Milwaukee, WI.  He currently works as Director of Pathways for Public Allies Milwaukee. He has a bachelor’s degree in English-Creative Writing University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Matthew’s work enjoys exploring the intimacies of Black life, Black Queer Joy, and the possibilities of a world where Black folk can breathe easy.  

7-7:45pm | Writing Workshop | Inclusive Excellence Center 

8-10pm |Open Mic and Feature Performance |  Fireside Lounge 


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