Poetry duo to hold free reading at arts center.

February 25, 2015

LUDINGTON — Kinetic Affect – Spoken Word Poetry Duo – is coming to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts stage Thursday, March 5 at 7:30. The free event will begin with readings from young local poets from 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Kinetic Affect is a dynamic spoken word duo based in Kalamazoo composed of two very different men; Kirk Latimer, a survivor of his own destructive past, and Gabriel Giron, a survivor of cancer, combine their voices to give life to their difficult past experiences. Together they are able to show audiences the common humanity we all share. Having been featured on television shows, such as the hit show America’s Got Talent and on the Apollo stage, Kinetic Affect’s international reach combines entertainment with deeply moving and emotional personal struggles and triumphs. This work has driven them to co-found a non-profit organization called Speak It Forward Inc. which brings the power of their work and personal experiences to those individuals, vulnerable children and organizations that need it the most.

This event is free to the public as a gift to the community from the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. “We are excited to partner with a community that values its own people so much that it offers enriching opportunities at no cost,” said Kirk Latimer. “Most importantly, this helps to diversify the audience and ensure that a message is spread wider than it otherwise would have been.”

To learn more about their powerful message visit www.100poemsforhope.com

The performance will be one night only on the LACA stage. Kinetic Affect will also visit Pentwater and Mason County Central high schools and West Shore Community College for on-site workshops with area youth as a part of the LACA Community Outreach Program. These community outreach events are part of West Shore Words Poetry Celebration a new collaboration with the West Shore Literacy Network, the Ludington Writers Group and the LACA to encourage people of all ages to create and share poetry.

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