Revisiting the Founding Era
Poetry Slam Finale
When & Where
Saunders Library is the place to be
We're going to listen to some revolutionary Slam Poetry!
10 teens 'splaining Founding Era history
Better listen up, it's gonna go swiftly!
Poetry Slam Emcee - Wally B.
Walter “Wally B” Jennings is a published spoken word artist, community activist and instructor. A native to the Tampa Bay area, Wally B uses poetry as a medium to share and discuss common everyday life experiences. He is the founder of the Heard ‘Em Say Youth Arts Collective and has conducted over 1000 performances. As the Poet Artist in Residence for Hillsborough County Schools and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Wally B inspires and empowers hundreds of our community’s youth each year.
Jarrell PulliamJarrell Pulliam is a Library Service and Technology Guide 2 with HCPLC. Having a passion for both technology and youth, Jarrell specializes in technology-based courses and working with pre-teens and teenagers. A love of music and hip hop inspired Jarrell to write and record the "HCPLC" original rap song.
Kara SofilkaKara Sofilka is an 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Learning Gate Community School. She is an artist, book lover, and poetry fiend. She can be found in her free time reading while walking, knitting, and painting a beautiful world around.
Dr. Deborah BowenDr. Deborah Bowen is a writer and has put words in the mouths of some of the most beloved properties in the toy world. After working as a video game producer and scriptwriter, she headed over to USF where she is currently on faculty in the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.
Funded by the Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. This program is part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.