CUE is excited to announce that Taylor Mali, the teacher-turned-poet will be the Welcome Session Keynote speaker for the CUE 2017 National Conference that will be held March 15-18, in Palm Springs, California. Mali will be speaking on Wednesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Oasis 4 of the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Taylor Mali is a former teacher who now makes his living as a professional poet. Through poetry, passion and perseverance, he wants to encourage 1,000 people to pursue teaching as a profession. He is considered the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having led six of his eight national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and having won the championship itself a record four times. A native of New York City, Mali was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. He is a vocal advocate of teachers, having performed and presented for education professionals all over the world.
His talks are described as the “inspiring, inventive, playful, musical, eloquent, and figurative words of one who has been in the trenches. Taylor Mali may not have all the answers all of the time, but at least he can make the questions rhyme.”
Registration for the National Conference is now open. For more information or to register, visit www.cue17.org.
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