From Mineral Spring, NC, a current Senior at Davidson College (2020), as an Africana and English Studies Double Major | During his time at Davidson College, Mr. Norman was awarded the 2018 Duke Endowment Resiliency Grant, and the 2019 Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement Spike! Grant, and launched Project: Token, and Spoken Memory. In 2019, he founded S.I.L.E.N.C.E, a non-profit organization empowering black voices through creative, community narrative projects. The project remains in development as S.I.L.E.N.C.E’s two core programs.

On campus, Mr. Norman engages with the Davidson community as President of the FreeWord Poetry Group, and a brother of the Tau Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He uses spoken word poetry as a platform for community outreach and activism, having competed in international slam poetry contest, i.e. the 2017 Brave New Voices (BNV), 2017 College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI), and the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam (APS), placing as the 2018 Sydney, Slam Champion and New South Wales State Finalist.

Mr. Norman approaches graduation from Davidson College on May 17th, 2020 to continue his scholarly and creative journey into higher education.

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  1. Um so cool about the international spoken word competitions?! Are you thinking you will upload any videos of you performing or do you prefer to keep performance a thing unto itself?

  2. Maurice,
    Let me echo Liz in saying how energizing your passion for spoken word is! Having seen a few of your performances during semesters past, I’m hardly surprised audiences have responded so positively to the work you do. I hope I get more opportunities to see you do your thing! I would love to hear more about how you feel poetry informs and impacts what you do through S.I.L.E.N.C.E.

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