Angelo State University’s University Center Program Council (UCPC) will host an evening of poetry performances featuring Austin-based poet Lacey Roop on Thursday, Dec. 5, in the ASU Auditorium inside the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Avenue N.
The latest installment of UCPC’s Angelo Speaks program, the event featuring Roop will begin at 7 p.m. and is open free to the public.  Its open mic format will also include poetry readings by students from ASU’s Performance Studies course and Studio One student performance group.  Some of the content may be inappropriate for children.

A spoken word artist, Roop placed sixth at the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam.  She is a two-time member of the Austin Poetry Slam and has toured throughout Texas, across the U.S. and into Canada.  She has also authored a poetry collection, And Then Came the Flood, published by Timber Mouse.

For more information about Roop and samples of her poetry, go online to For more information on the poetry slam, contact Dr. Christopher Collins, ASU assistant professor of communication, at 325-942-2031 or