Thursday, March 10, 2011

WORD UP! 2011: A Poetry Slam for Jefferson County High School Students

I Slam, Therefore I Am
WORD UP! is a poetry slam for high school students (grades 9-12) who are enrolled in schools or who are home schooled in Jefferson County. The slam is sponsored by the Birmingham Public Library. Students write and perform an original work of poetry inspired by a theme selected by the WORD UP! planning committee. This year's theme is the poem “Daybreak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes. Each participating high school holds its own contest.The winners from each school compete in the WORD UP! contest at the Birmingham Public Library. The contestants are judged on content and performance by a panel of three judges. The prize for first place is $150, second place is $100, and third place is $75. Word up, y’all!

WORD UP! Poetry Slam
Central Library, 2100 Park Place
Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.
Arrington Auditorium

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