Spoken Word

Monday, April 11th, 12:00pm – Session 2

With Masaki Takahashi


April 11th WebEx Sessions


Writer and spoken word artist Masaki Takahashi returns to Take A Stand to share poetry and personal narratives, and provide prompts for an opportunity to share your words. Each and every one of us has a story to tell. Whether your focus is on poetry, essays, or lectures, anything you think of can benefit from poetic language. No experience needed. This is the experience.
Biography of the presenter:


Photo of presenterA published spoken word artist and the host and founder of The Poetry Room Open Mic. During the pandemic, Masaki has pivoted to help his community by partnering with local non-profits to raise donations for the organization. Masaki has brought in his amazing friends and some of them just happen to be amazingly well-known national acts (the showcases have included Neil Hilborn, Megan Falley, Brenna Twohy, Jahman Hill, Beau Sia, Natasha Miller, Olivia Gatwood, Ebony Stewart, and Phil Kaye joining on May 18th). Masaki also is most proud of conducting workshops with students in the Lansing School District and the Refugee Development Center. Masaki works in Software Development during the day, and he holds a bachelor’s in Media Arts & Technology from Michigan State University and Computer Science from Davenport University.