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Take the Mic Poetry Slam Celebrates Artistic Self-Expression
Take the Mic Poetry Slam, hosted annually by Verbal Blend, a spoken-word poetry program within the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is Thursday, April 11, in the Schine Student Center Underground. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m., and the event will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets—available at the Schine Student Center Box Office—are required, but the event is free and open to all.
Highlights of the evening include a performance from poet Tai Allen and a poetry slam competition. The competition welcomes students from Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. During two rounds, lasting up to three minutes each, competitors will read or recite original material. In the following order of importance, performances will be judged on originality, stage presence, content, delivery and time. Trophies will be awarded to the students who finish in first, second and third place. Students interested in competing are asked to contact Cedric Bolton, coordinator of student engagement in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at email@example.com or 315.443.9676 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
“The Take the Mic Poetry Slam is a powerful way for students to express themselves, while engaging with the audience on various topics,” says Bolton.
For questions or to request accommodations, contact Bolton.
This article was written by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Carina Coestad ’22.