Spoken Word Slam for Amherst Students
Host: Daniel Gallant
Now in its fourth year, Amherst’s annual literary festival celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by bringing to campus distinguished authors and editors to share and discuss the pleasures and challenges of verbal expression—from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and spoken-word performance.
Daniel Gallant is the executive director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the author of the short story collection Determined to Prove and the recipient of a 2016 Eisenhower Fellowship. He is also a playwright, theatrical producer, actor and teacher. His plays and monologues have appeared in five separate volumes of Hal Leonard’s Best American Short Plays anthology series, as well as anthologies from Vintage Books and Theater Communications Group. Daniel previously served as the director of theater and talk programming at the 92nd Street Y’s Makor and Tribeca centers. He has been featured in The New York Times, Crain’s New York, the Daily News, New York magazine and Voice of America; and on MTV, NBC, NY1, CBS, NPR, Univision, the BBC and other networks.