Deaf Jam – October 19th at Rice U

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October 19, 2011 by WITS Editor

Writers in the Schools (WITS) understands the power of slam poets, and we are lucky to have on staff a WITS writer, Deborah D.E.E.P. Wiggins, who’s been ranked the #2 female performance poet in the world.

We also celebrate deaf poets–each year WITS students from T.H. Rogers School bring down the house at the Blooms reading at Discovery Green.

So, we are excited to announce the upcoming film Deaf Jam, which documents a convergence of these two worlds.  It follows the story of  Aneta Brodski, a deaf teenager living in New York City, as she prepares to be among the first deaf competitors in a National Poetry Slam.

HoustonPBS Community Cinema Series offers free screenings of  independent films scheduled for upcoming broadcast on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.  Thanks, HoustonPBS!

What: Deaf Jam, by Judy Lieff


Where:  Rice Cinema, Entrance # 8 – University Blvd at Stockton


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