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Neil Hilborn: Spoken Word Artist

Neil Hilborn is a College National Poetry Slam champion and a 2011 graduate with honors from Macalester College. In 2013 his poem OCD went viral, garnering over eleven million views to date, making it the most-viewed slam poem ever. He has been featured on such news outlets as NPR and The Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of Our Numbered Days. Originally from Houston, Texas, he now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Neil will be coming to UT's Campus on March 27th at 7:30PM in AMB 27. He will be performing a spoken word presentation on OCD and challenges in mental illness.

Neil Hilborn - "OCD" (Rustbelt 2013)


Opt-In students: Free Opt-Out/General Pub: $5 (Cash, Volcard, and Check at the door)


This event will be held in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UTK campus. While parking is not guaranteed, we encourage you to park in Lot S9 across from AMB and Neyland Stadium. This lot will be reserved for Athletics if there is a game that evening.

If you have questions, or need to arrange disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at (865) 974-5455. This program is funded in part by the Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC).

Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Alumni Memorial Building, 27
1408 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Type

Concerts & Performances, Lectures & Presentations


Visual & Performing Arts


Current Students, Faculty & Staff



Opt-In students: Free Opt-Out/General Pub: $5 (Cash, Volcard, and Check at the door)

Campus Events Board
Contact Name

Jenna Osborne

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