Growing Up Baseball – Poetry Reading
Wednesday, July 30 at 6:15 pm
Included with pay-what-you-wish Museum Admission
In the Museum Café
Growing Up Baseball, a series of poems by Jacob Winterstein, is a work in progress largely about Jacob’s experiences crossing race, class, and neighborhood divisions in Philadelphia while playing baseball. It documents his fifteen years in baseball from little leaguer, to umpire, to happy birthday singer for the Phillies.
Jacob Winterstein is a poet, performer, teaching artist, host, and freestyle rapper. He has traveled to twenty-four countries and always comes home to Philadelphia where he was born, raised, and educated. Jacob has represented Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam, The Individual World Poetry Slam, the Red Bull Word Clash Poetry Competition, and is a winner of the Philadelphia Poet VS MC freestyle competition. He has taught poetry, performance, Improv Theater, and freestyling since 2006 at schools, universities, community centers, and jails. He is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon poetry slam for which he has won Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2012 and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge 2013 Grant.
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