WORD UP! 2014
Student Poetry Slam
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
The participants in WORD UP! will be winners from each school's contest.
WORD UP! is sponsored by the public libraries of Jefferson County.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
The Birmingham Public Library, Central, Arrington Auditorium, 2100 Park
TELL YOUR TEACHER OR SCHOOL LIBRARIAN THAT
YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
For more information, call
205-226-3670 or email
Click here to see the Guidelines for WORD UP! 2014.
The deadline for schools to sign on to participate is February 15, 2014.
Each participating school will hold its own contest and select a first,
second, and third place winner and submit a WORD UP! entry form for the
top three winners by March 15, 2014.
WORD UP! Entry Form
Check out these opportunities to up your poetry game:
First Saturdays, 2-4 pm., Storycastle, Central: teen poetry
workshop led by Real Life Poets
Third Fridays, 6-8 pm,
Desert Island Supply Co.
, open mic.
First place is $300
Second place is $200
Third place is $150
WORD UP! Flyer
(requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
More Photographs at
More Videos at
Spoken Word Resources at
YouTube videos of spoken word performances: