Kansas City's Youthful Versifiers Square Off For the Library's Poetry Slam
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day.
August 3, 2012
Think you've got the makings of a spoken-word artist? Here's a chance test your stuff against other area young people.
The Library is staging a Poetry Slam on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
It's your opportunity to compete for a $25 top prize or one of two $10 runner-up prizes.
The rules are simple. Teens and young adults will have three minutes to perform a work of their own creation. The winners will be chosen by three judges and the audience.
Teri "T-Blaze" Green from the Hip Hop Academy will be the evening's master of ceremonies. Performers from the Hip Hop Academy -- an educational organization specializing in poetry, hip-hop dance, graffiti art, and history -- will perform during intermission.
Coffehouse-style seating and refreshments will be featured in this special teen-oriented after-hours event.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.