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EVENT NEWS / April 1, 2009

'Direct Democracy' Tour, Workshop Brings Interactive Program to Boise State University

“Direct Democracy,” a nationwide performance tour and workshop series, will be on the Boise State University campus April 14-15. “Direct Democracy” is presented by Boise State Student Activities and is free and open to the public.

A 90-minute performance featuring poems, songs, monologues and narrative essays will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on April 14 in the Student Union Jordan C Ballroom. A follow-up workshop with performers Jared Paul and B. Dolan will be from noon-1 p.m. on April 15 in the Student Union Farnsworth Room.

Paul and Dolan are well respected on the slam poetry circuit and use their performances and workshops to examine the role of responsible citizens in a functioning democracy. For more information about “Direct Democracy,” call Charlie Varland at 426-2224 or


Media Contact: Julie Hahn, University Communications, (208) 426-5540,

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Last reviewed on Wednesday, April 01, 2009