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$1000 prize available to young Michigan Poets
« on: July 04, 2005, 01:44:59 PM »
Just a note to all on these boards:


Shout Out! Young Poets Rising!
A Juried Spoken Word Competition In Honor of Broadside Press's 40-Year Anniversary

First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $200

The University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Library and Dudley Randall Center for Print Culture are pleased to announce a spoken word competition for 16- to 24-year olds residing or studying in the state of Michigan.
1. Contestants may participate as groups or individuals
2. Each contestant must perform one poem by a Broadside Press poet and one original poem. Performance of both poems may not exceed 7 minutes. Many Broadside Press poets can be found in the new anthology, _A Different Image: The Legacy of Broadside Press_, which is available at many local libraries or for online sales. 3. Each contestant should fill out a registration form and, if under 18 years of age, a minor release form. Registration / release forms should be postmarked no later than August 6, 2005. 4. Two rounds of competition will be held. For the first round contestants may submit a videotaped performance of his/her/their two poems or audition live. Videotapes should be sent with completed registration and minor release forms and postmarked no later than August 6, 2005. Please send to: Prof. Rosemary Weatherston, Department of English, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221-3038. Live auditions will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2005 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm in the UDM Commerce and Finance Building, Room 209. Audition slots will be scheduled upon receipt of contestants' completed registration forms, so early registration is encouraged.
5. Based on the first round of competition, 8 individuals/groups will be invited to perform in the final round of competition that will take place September 10th, 2005 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus. This event will be free and open to the public and will include an exhibition about Dudley Randall and Broadside Press created by MicNichols Library personnel and a light reception. 6. The three winners of the competition will be invited to perform at the Broadside Anniversary Celebration on the evening of Saturday, September 24, 2005. Awards will be presented at the Celebration event.

A printable copy of this announcement and the registration form are attached to this email

For additional registration forms, minor release forms, a list of Broadside poets and texts, maps of the UDM campus, and further information, please visit or call Rosemary Weatherston at 313.993.1083

The competition is funded in part by Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Michigan Humanities Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Professor Rosemary Weatherston
Department of English
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Phone: 313/993-1083
Fax: 313/993-1166