NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | The Writer’s Block Workshop featuring Tou SaiKo Lee


Minneapolis, Minnesota- On February 23, lovers of language, hip hop and rhythmic expression will come together to enjoy a performance by local spoken word artist Tou SaiKo Lee and listen to him discuss the importance of Minneapolis’ spoken word community.

The workshop, co-hosted by FUSE, Ivory Tower and Voices Merging, will be held in the Lind Hall Library on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus on February 23 from 5:30 to 7:30. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will be served at 5:30 followed by the spoken word workshop.

Tou SaiKo Lee is a local spoken word and hip hop artist/activist. He is part of a hip-hop duo called Delicious Venom and MCs for a socially conscious funk, hip-hop band called PosNoSys (Post Nomadic Syndrome). In his music he addresses human rights violations, diversity in America, race and the media, gang violence and arts for social change. He is the Coordinator of Creative Development and Outreach for the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT), a non-profit organization in St. Paul that aims to nurture Hmong artists through community classes and programs.


Ivory Tower seeks to serve as a creative outlet for emerging artists and writers at the University of Minnesota. By publishing only undergraduate students, we are giving an under-represented source of artistic innovation a resonating voice within the community. We never forget the smallest names, because they often leave the biggest impressions.

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