MIKE & HAILEY POUTIATINE
Mike and his daughter Hailey have in common a love of all things written. Both Mike and Hailey share a love of poetry and prose that inspire, challenge and encourage. Often the two of them can be found in a bookstore playing a favorite game with the stacks; who can find the best first line on the shelf. Mike is a professor of leadership and education and has taught in schools of various kinds for 30 years. Mike also works with school development as a consultant and advocate for 21stCentury education. Hailey is 17, a high school Junior, and an aspiring singer/songwriter who can often be seen preforming at local open-mic nights. Mike and Hailey will be bringing you a mixed-media presentation about one of their favorite 13thcentury Sufi poets, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, who is an enlightening example of passion in motion.