The Salem State Writers Series welcomes poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator Regie Gibson. He has performed, taught, and lectured at schools, universities, theaters and various other venues in the U.S., Cuba and Europe. Gibson and his work appear in the New Line Cinema film love jones, based largely on events in his life. He is widely published in anthologies, magazines and journals, including and his full-length book of poetry Storms Beneath The Skin (2001, EM Press) received the Golden Pen Award. Gibson is a former National Poetry Slam Champion.