LEWISTON — Marc Bamuthi Joseph, two-time National Poetry Slam winner, will discuss his work and provide demonstrations on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Lewiston Public Library.

Joseph’s poetry is often categorized as part of the spoken word movement. Primarily intended for performance, spoken word is a form of poetry that incorporates hip-hop styles of lyrics and movement. Performances of spoken word poetry are sometimes referred to as poetry slams.

Participants may get to take part in a creative word exercise at the free program scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Joseph will also present “Red, Black & GREEN: a blues” at Bates College on Friday, Jan. 13, as part of Bates’ Martin Luther King Day observances. For more information on this program, visit www.bates.edu.

The Jan. 12 program is part of the library’s Perform Your Mind series, spoken-word performances and youth workshops scheduled throughout the spring. Registration forms will be available for high-school students interested in honing their spoken-word skills. For more information about the Perform Your Mind series or for workshop registration forms, log on to PerformYourMind.com.

For details on this program, call 513-3135, email [email protected] or visit LPLonline.org.

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