Put your poetry caps on at AARLCC’s Poetry Slam

Crush the competition with your creative phrasing, your contorted features and your inspired delivery at this year’s Poetry Slam hosted by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) on April 23 at 2 pm.

There will be three categories of poetry awards. There will be a first, second, and third place trophy awarded in each category. In addition, every participant will walk away with a gift. Group A will consist of participants aged 10 to 17 years, Group B, 18 to 24 years and Group C is assigned to participants 25 and over.

Participants can recite their own original poems or choose other poems to read. Only one poem per poet with a time limit of 3 minutes each. A panel of judges will consider the poem’s merit, dramatic appropriateness and level of difficulty, and the poet’s physical presence, voice and articulation, evidence of understanding and overall performance, along with the public reaction.

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Registration is required to participate in the poetry recital. Vendors are invited to purchase a table in the lobby and set up from 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

To register as a poetry contestant or a vendor, or to offer your services as a poetry contest judge or emcee, call Desmond Hannibal at 954-357-6224 or email dhannibal@broward.org.

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