March 27: Spoken Word Artist Idris Goodwin

At Webster Webster University and its community partner, the Webster Groves School District, bring Iris Goodwin to Webster.

Webster University and community partner, the Webster Groves School District, jointly present spoken word artist Idris Goodwin on Wednesday, March 27.

Join Idris for an evening of unique "break-beat theatrics" -- a rich blend of hip hop, spoken word and stage play. Goodwin uses rhythms and rhymes to address a wide range of themes and topics. From teaching race to gun violence, Goodwin balances humor and tragedy with nimble wordplay.

Idris will be performing an excerpt from Stuck in the groove: a stageplay list along with selected performance poems at 7 p.m. at the Community Music School. Members of WU-Slam will be guest performing some of their works.

The event is free and open to the public.

Idris Goodwin is a playwright and performer. He has been recognized for his work by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation, The New York Times and National Public Radio. He's appeared on HBO's Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel and Sesame Street. These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An Award winning educator, he's taught at The University of Iowa, Northwestern University and Colorado College.