WORD UP! 2016
Student Poetry Slam
A poetry slam for Jefferson County high school
students (grades 9-12) sponsored by the
Birmingham Public Library
Real Life Poets
Participants write and perform an original work
inspired by the theme "SPEAK OUT". The participants in WORD UP! will be
the winners from each school's contest. Each school is responsible for
holding its own contest.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.
The Birmingham Public Library, Central, Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park
First place is $300
Second place is $200
Third place is $150
Up your game by attending workshops leading up to the slam!
Both workshops will be at the Birmingham Public Library's Central Library.
Call 226-3670 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- January 30th at 2 pm led by Tina Mozelle Braziel
- February 27th at 2 pm led by John Paul Taylor.
2015 - 8th annual WORD UP! Poetry Slam Winners
The 2015 WORD UP! winners. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the wonderful students who participated this year. Winners left to right: Trinity Packer, Shades Valley High School (3rd place); Whitney McWilliams, Alabama School of Fine Arts (2nd place); Miaya Webster, Alabama School of Fine Arts (1st place).
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