Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Regie Gibson, will present as a special guest at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson this Sunday, January 14, at the 10:30 a.m service.
Gibson’s presentation entitled, With This Faith: MLK and The Idea of Transcendence, is about the faith King had that America could live up to its creed, but that it will take hard work to do so.
Regie Gibson has lectured and performed extensively in the United States, Cuba, and Europe, most recently at Teatro Binario 7 in Milan, Italy. As a representative of the United States, he competed for and received the Absolute Poetry Award in Monfalcone, Italy. Gibson and his poetry appear in Love Jones, a feature-film based on events in his life. He is a devout Unitarian Universalist who is committed to using his performance and poetry skills to spread the UU message of love and human solidarity. Gibson received his MFA from New England College.
Renowned author Kurt Vonnegut remarked, “Regie, when you perform, you are supersonic and in the stratosphere, where you can see that the Earth really is a ball, moist, blue-green. Regie, you sing and chant for all of us. Nobody gets left out.”
The service also features musical guests, the Todd Brunel Trio, featuring Todd Brunel on clarinet and alto sax, Dan Fox on bass and trombone, and Phil Neighbors on drums. The Trio combines the roots of jazz with a 21st century twist. Their performance will include works by Hank Mobley, Duke Ellington, and Jerome Richardson, and will be joined by UCMH Music and Choir Director, Carole Graves.
The Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (UCMH) is devoted to love, peace, positivity, and inclusion. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of faith, religion, or spiritual affiliation. UCMH is conveniently located at 80 Main Street in downtown Hudson with plenty of parking available. Donations are appreciated. Please visit the church’s website at www.ucmh.org to view additional events, schedule, and further information.