The Last Poets and The Young Achievers will perform original works of "Poetry of the Somali Diaspora" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20th, in room 120 of Elmer L. Andersen Library.
The two groups are comprised of young adults in the Twin Cities who compose and perform their own compositions, taking inspiration from the strong oral traditions in Somali culture.
The poetry presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an Open Mic hour at 7 p.m. Refreshments are free, and the event is open to the public.
"Poetry from the Somali Diaspora" is sponsored by the Lost Poets, Young Achievers, Immigration History Research Center (College of Liberal Arts), and Children's Literature Research Collections (University of Minnesota Libraries).
Visitors may tour the exhibition "As I See It: Images from the Lives of Twin Cities Youth" in the Andersen Library Gallery throughout the evening.