Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Word Up!! Spoken Word Contest

word up 2008 winner
Erika Wade, first place winner of the Word Up! 2008 contest,
and Word Up! organizer Haruyo Miyagawa

High school students (grades 9-12) will celebrate their voices through a spoken word contest sponsored by the public libraries of Jefferson County and the Birmingham Museum of Art. The students will write and perform an original work inspired by a work of art at the museum. The participants in WORD UP! will be the top winners from each school’s contest.

This is the second annual contest for the event. The prize for first place is $150, $100 for second place, and $75 for third place. For more information, please visit the Web site at You may also call 226-3670.

Contest Information
Event: WORD UP! Spoken Word Contest
Place: The Birmingham Museum of Art, Steiner Auditorium
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.

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