Slam poet Neil Hilborn to hold workshop, perform

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Slam poet Neil Hilborn to hold workshop, perform

Neil Hilborn

Slam poet and author Neil Hilborn will host a poetry workshop at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in Andrews Hall’s Bailey Library and will perform his work at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The performance, sponsored by the University Program Council, is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and the public. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Hilborn is best known for his poems surrounding his struggles with obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders, though he covers a wide spectrum of topics in his book “Our Numbered Days.” Several of his performances have gone viral, most notably “OCD,” which has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. He has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post and Upworthy, among other news outlets.

The University Program Council is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance the university community. It is the executive body responsible for the implementation of programs and activities funded by student fees.

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[VIDEO]: Hilborn discusses "OCD" video, mental illness

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