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February 28th, 2009
Poet to address issues of injustice and poverty during reading

STAFF REPORT

The Diversity Team at Texas State will present poet Tim Swain on March 3 at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater.

Swain will present a poem entitled “Why I Write,” which focuses on issues of social injustice and diversity issues such as poverty, sexism and HIV/AIDS.

A graduate student with the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Sawin has been writing since he was five years-old. He is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling and guidance.

Swain also coordinated curriculum for an anti-bullying and character building initiative called Congress KIDZ, which reaches out to under-represented elementary school students.

Swain has competed in slam poetry competitions across the country and has given keynote speeches at dozens of educational conferences and church seminars. He also has headlined venues in Mexico and Africa. His work has inspired Why I Write, a national anti-bullying campaign in London.

Also participating in the event will be inspirational dancers Mihaka, Korie and Rena, along with Gospel Expressions. For further information contact Trevon Walker at (512) 245-2392

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