Deonte Osayande features @ Dallas Poetry Slam

What: Deonte Osayande features @ Dallas Poetry Slam
When: Friday, September 21, 8 pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Avenue

Deonte Osayande is a young supernova of poetry and potential coming out of Detroit, Mi. Born in Huntsville, Al, he has called Detroit home since the age of three months. He comes from a family of teachers and his parents were both poets and activists during the Civil Rights Movement of the 60’s. At twenty years old he was exposed to creative writing for the first time at an entry level class at the University of Detroit Mercy. Just month’s later he attended his first poetry open mic at the university. Professors would say, though raw at the time, his work showed an ability that was unbelievable for someone who had never really written for most of his life. Now only three years later he has been a successful youth activist, teacher, host, and member of the Detroit National Poetry Slam Team. Within Detroit’s poetry and arts scene he is viewed as a growing beacon of light. Being respected both in the literary world and within the slam/open mic circuit. Deonte has been invited to perform across the Midwest, and within multiple area universities.

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