Everyone has two opportunities to check out Grant Wood Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance, Brandon Alexander Williams, this weekend.

"The Poetics of Hip-Hop”
Brandon A. Williams

Date:  Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Frank Conroy Reading Room, Iowa Writer’s Workshop,
Dey House, 507 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

Grant Wood fellow, Mother-loving genius, cunning linguist, Brandon Alexander Williams will do a lyrical analysis on the art of rapping and performance poetry.

  • Free food. (first come, first served.)
  • Bring notebook and pens.
  • No prior hip-hop experience is required to attend.
  • This is for writers, poets, rappers and anyone interested in writing rap or poetry. 

Griot. a one-man show.
Brandon A. Williams

Faculty Recital: Brandon Alexander Williams (Hip-Hop Studies and Culture)

Date: Saturday, December 1st 2018, 7:30pm 

Location: 2nd Floor, Recital Hall

Voxman Music Building, University of Iowa, School of Music



Heralded as "...a lyrical scientist." by "Andre 3000" Benjamin (of OutKast fame), Hip-Hop practitioner Brandon Alexander Williams takes us to new heights with his unique ability to craft rhythm and poetry with advanced wordplay, and encode phonetic puns and comedic timing within storytelling. The Grant Wood fellow and Visiting Instructor of Hip-Hop studies and Culture will be playing the greatest instrument known to man, the human voice. Accompanied with DJ turntables and a djimbe drum, this one-man experience will surely make your brain smile.

Questions: Contact brandon-a-williams@uiowa.edu