(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Andrea Gibson, the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, brings her pointed spoken-word poetry to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 30, at 9pm. Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
A four-time Denver Grand Slam Champion, Gibson finished fourth at the 2004 National Poetry Slam, and finished third at both the 2006 and 2007 Individual World Poetry Slams. In 2008, Gibson became the first poet ever to win the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit.
Gibson’s work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
Gibson grew up in a Baptist home in Calais, Maine. She attended Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, and later moved to New Orleans with her girlfriend, before the two moved to Boulder.
Helsinki Hudson presents Andrea Gibson in partnership with the Hudson Pride Foundation. A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to the Hudson Pride Scholarship Foundation.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.