Poetry Slam


"Still I Rise" - A Poetry Slam 

The "Still I Rise" Poetry Slam is a demonstration of verbal expression through creative writing. The Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Unified Praise to host the "Still I Rise" Poetry Slam! Spoken Word poetry, allows an individual to turn their thoughts and feelings into energy that uplifts, inspires and encourages.

Two lucky poets will each walk away with $250 cash! Everyone is encouraged to participate, however, you must be 15 years or older to enter.

"Still I Rise" Poetry Slam
Requirements and Guidelines

• This is a FRIENDLY virtual competition for ages 15 and older. Creative writing will be judged. Two winners will receive a cash prize of $250! The entry fee is $25. If under 18, participants must have a Parent/Guardian's signature.

• Registration deadline closes Friday, April 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm. The finals will be held May 8th.

• Prepare 2 – 3 original poems, surrounding the focus of the theme that will be performed by the participant. Performances are timed and should not exceed 2 minutes. Timing starts when the performance or sound begins.

• No props, no costumes, no musical instruments, no pre-recorded music. The use of profanity, racial slurs or inappropriate background settings are prohibited.

All registered participants must attend:

✓ Sunday, April 11 3:00 PM - Orientation  
✓ Sunday, April 17  Noon - Writing + Performance Workshop
✓ Sunday, April 23 TBA - Virtual Run-Through
✓ Sunday, April 24 TBA - Round I
✓ Sunday, May 8 TBA - Round II and The Finals

"A single blessing is all the bounty in the world, and if you've been blessed at all, you're meant to pass some of that on. You're meant to set a positive example. That's our responsibility"

- Denzel Washington


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