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Poetry Jam Highlights Local Talent


April 10, 2012 - Brevard County, FL - To celebrate National Poetry Month, the BCC Cocoa Campus Student Writing Club - The Writer's Haven – has planned a first annual poetry jam, Poetry Aloud: Reading, Reciting, and Performing Our Words. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Cocoa Campus at the Bernard W. Simpkins Fine Arts Center (BLDG. 4, Room 131).

The event is open to the public and free to all attendees.

A poetry jam is a time for poets to share their own work as well as favorite poems by other writers. The event is shaped largely by the participants and may incorporate features of poetry, music, comedy, drama, hip-hop, rap, and even stand-up comedy. All participants receive a certificate in recognition of their contribution to the day's celebration of poetry. Additionally, judges will award prizes throughout the event.

The aim of Poetry Aloud is to celebrate the joys of self-expression through the written and spoken word.

For more information, contact Professor Karen R. Cuda, Club Co-Sponsor   Telephone: 321-433-7168   Email:cudak@brevardcc.edu   Web Site:  www.TheWritersHaven.org.

Those interested in learning more about ways to celebrate and the programs of National Poetry Month—including Tumblr posts and an iTunes app—can find more by visiting the Academy of American Poets website, www.poets.org.

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