Spoken-word artist to perform at Milligan

David Bowden MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 23, 2012) — Spoken-word artist and poet David Bowden will speak at Milligan College on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Bowden follows the tradition of the beat poets of the 1950s and slam poets of the 1980s. He uses poetry to challenge and inspire individuals and groups to give a voice to the voiceless, promote social justice and care for the needy throughout the world.

Some of his more well-known pieces include, “Death in His Sting,” “Start Something that Matters” and “Diversity’s Symphony.”

In addition, Bowden is the vice president of Give a Goat, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for families to end the cycle of poverty through sustainable agriculture. Through the goat program, an impoverished person can go from barely surviving day-to-day to having the resources to consistently provide for their families in a sustainable manner.

For more information about Bowden, visit www.davidbowdenpoetry.com. To learn more about spiritual formation events at Milligan, contact Campus Minister Brad Wallace at 423.461.8748.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800.447.5922.

Posted: October 23, 2012