Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 WORD UP! April Poetry Slam

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WHAT: High school students (grades 9-12) in Jefferson County are invited to celebrate their voices through a poetry slam. The students will write and perform an original work, inspired by the theme "Milestones." The participants in WORD UP! will be the winners from each school's contest. WORD UP! is hosted by the Birmingham Public Library.

WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Central Library, Arrington Auditorium

HOW: Tell your teacher or school librarian that you want to participate. Visit the WORD UP! website for details. The deadline for schools to participate is Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Call 226-3670 or e-mail

Cash prizes will be awarded: 1st Place: $300; 2nd Place: $200; 3rd Place: $150.

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