Emily Igwike currently attends University School of Milwaukee and lives in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of two loving Igbo Nigerian immigrants. Igwike developed her passion for writing through reading novels from an early age and grew fond of telling stories from countless late nights with her mother. She hopes to be a role model for young black girls like her and be a testament to the power of the spoken word.
12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Capitol Park Event Center, Meeting Room
The National Student Poets Program: Celebrating 10 Years of Youth Poetry and Service
with Jesse Begay, Winslow Hastie, Emily Igwike, Vidhatrie Keetha, Diane Sun, and moderators Hannah Jones and Dennis Nangle
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers Tent
2022 National Student Poet, Midwest Region
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