Poet Thea Monyee will present a reading at Hope College on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. in the DeWitt Center Kletz.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Monyee has appeared on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam" and BET's "The Way We Do It." Her live performances have included 100.3's "The Beat in Los Angeles"; HBO's "Light as a Feather Fashion Show"; and Isaac Hayes's "Downtown Comedy," at his restaurant in Chicago, Ill. She is also a regular at LA's Poetry Lounge. Her versatility ranges from no-nonsense relationship hangover bitter woman vibe to funny and revealing life testimonies.

The Kletz is on the ground level of the DeWitt Center, located on Columbia Avenue at 12th Street. Monyee's visit is being sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Life and the student-run Social Activities Committee (SAC).