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April – 27

Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley is a native of Columbus, OH. She graduated from Capital University in 2006 with a degree in Theatre Studies.  She is on staff at Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam (EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT AT 8pm At Ruby Tuesday) where she occasionally gets to host the night. Find out more about Writing Wrongs Poetry by finding them on Facebook.

Rachel was a 2010 Rust Belt Poetry Slam Individual Finalist, the 4th Place Finalist in the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam and, a member of the Writing Wrongs NPS team which took 4th place in the 2011 National Poetry Slam. She was a finalist in the 2012 Ontario Individual World Poetry Slam. She was a member of the 2013 Writing Wrongs National Poetry Slam Team that made it to Semi Finals at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

Among other places she has featured at Urbana in NYC, Jersey City Slam,  LIV! in Detroit, Mental Graffiti in Chicago, and Berkeley Poetry Slam

5 of Rachel’s poems were  published in the Fall 2012 Issue of FRiGG an online literary magazine. Rachel also had work published in the inaugural issue of The Canary a literary magazine out of Australia.


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