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The Diatribe visits the Kentwood Branch of Kent District Library

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The Diatribe

Kentwood, MI — Teens and adults are invited to a live spoken word performance of The Diatribe, a diverse collaborative of spoken word artists that reside in Grand Rapids. Spring Into Poetry with the Diatribe will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Branch of Kent District Library.

The Diatribe is a very diverse group of five artists that have a passion for poetry and the spoken word. They promote self-expression, mental health awareness, honesty and transparency through performance poetry. They strive to unite all of our youth, and empower everyone around them to use their voices for positive change as well as self-empowerment.

“I am so excited to bring this group to the library,” said Greg Lewis, Teen Librarian at the Kentwood Branch. “Their words are uplifting and the audience will laugh, cry, and be amazed —often at the same time. I am so impressed with the connection they forge and the impact they leave on area students.”

The Diatribe members are Marcel 'Fable' Price, G Foster 'Auto-pilot', Rachel Gleason, Shawn Michael Moore and Kelsey 'Mayday' May.

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations. For more information, please contact Communications Manager Heidi Nagel at hnagel@kdl.org