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WORD UP! Annual Poetry Slam Competition for High School Students
April 7, 2013
WORD UP!, an annual poetry slam competition for high school students in Jefferson County, will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 3:00 pm at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place. Students will compete in competitions at their schools. Winners from each school will face off at the annual WORD UP! competition at the downtown Birmingham library. The 2013 theme will be civil rights in honor of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Students will be asked to choose from one of six civil rights-themed photos selected by the WORD UP! committee. Students will use their selected photo as the inspiration for their performance. The program is funded in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. For more information, call 226-3670.