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Lyrical Sanctuary featuring Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez

March 9, 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.  

Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez is a Milwaukee-based creative whose practice exists between the realms of fiber arts, zine-making, poetry, and programming. She finds herself at the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender in her identities as a mixed Chicana queer woman, which she examines through her practice. Regardless of the vehicle used, she hopes to share her identities and vulnerabilities and platform those of others in hopes of creating community and connection. She also founded and runs Moody, a monthly zine featuring work by queer and BIPOC creatives. 

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

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


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