IndyPL Fall Fest 2021 and Slamming Rhymes Challenge XV will feature poets, dancers, speakers and performers noon-4 p.m. Nov. 20 in Clowes Auditorium at Central Library.
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will be the keynote speaker. Fulton is the co-author of “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” In the book, Fulton shares intimate stories of her son’s life and how a movement began after his death. A Q&A and book signing will follow Fulton’s speech.
Featured performances include SwirlEshe Hula Hoop Fitness, 31Svn Street Dance Academy, Bounce Back Indiana Kangoo Jump Fitness and poet Chanteil Bradley.
Teen poets, rappers and spoken word artists in grades 7-12 can participate in Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge XV. The theme is “Dream Big/#staywoke/Change.” Teens interested in participating, can submit a poem at spirit.indypl.org/slammin by Nov. 12. Ten students will be selected to read their poems during Fall Fest.