Downtown Bend: Writers Reading - Desmond Spann

Desmond Spann Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 8/11/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 Spoken word poet performs.

To be light, pass the spark, and watch us glow is Desmond Spann's vision. His creative expressions of emceeing, music, teaching, and writing seek true liberation-freedom from fear and its many forms. His performances and poetry were featured OPB's Oregon Art Beat. His first book "Des Writes Bars and Poems Too" (available on amazon) is a collection of verses and spoken word poems, expanding the definition of Hip Hop poetry. Desmond gains wisdom, support, and love from his partner Kacy, sons Isaiah and Ayoleeto. Living in Portland Oregon, he teaches 9th grade English at Franklin High School, performs with the 6-piece live Hip Hop band Speaker Minds ( and blogs at

Library: Downtown Bend Public Library    Find the Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Liz Goodrich
Contact Number: 541-312-1032
Presenter: Desmond Spann
Link: Watch Desmond Spann