Poet Katie Wirsing

An Evening of Spoken Word


Helping us commemorate Diversity Awareness Month and LGBTQ Awareness, poet Katie Wirsing will join us for an evening of spoken word.

Katie has never been big on small talk or backward thinking. Firmly believing the mouth is a speakerbox to whatever makes your heart sing most; she has opera lungs and a getaway car for anyone willing to pick up and move forward. Never afraid of the difficult truths, Katie has toured her way to stages around the world, speaking on issues from gender, love, sexuality, and spirituality to jello wrestling and her Grandmother’s love of hot dogs.

Member of the 2006 National Poetry Slam Championship team and Denver representative at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, Katie’s work has been featured on college campuses across the country, NPR, the BBC, and countless local radio stations. She performed as the opening act for The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and AquaGirl, a queer woman’s festival, and has been the poetic voice on a national commercial. Having toured internationally with such remarkable artists as Andrea Gibson and Buddy Wakefield, as well as opening for The Flobots, Saul Williams, and legendary lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer, Katie has taken her brand of storytelling from coast to coast, proving her fluency in the language of living is universally appreciated.

To read more on Katie Wirsing, please visit: http://thecollegeagency.com/artists/katie_wirsing.cfm.

This program is sponsored and funded by the Student Activities Fund (SAF) and Office of Campus Life and Intercultural Affairs (CLIA) and is free and open to the public.

For more information on this program, please contact Leia Rowland at (717) 948-6273 or Ler14@psu.edu.


09:00pm — 10:00pm

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Stacks Market Stage, Olmsted Building