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Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:12 am

Teenage expression through poetry


As part of their mission to offer programs and spaces where teens and children can explore and engage with history in a fun way, the Springfield and Central Illinois African-American History Museum’s education committee is hosting a Teen Poetry Slam Friday, June 23, from 6-10 p.m. All area teens are encouraged to compose and perform original poetry for an audience and a panel of three judges. The slam will be hosted by Eric Rivers of Expressions in the Dark, DJed by Tony Muse, and will feature guest poet Leroy Newborn. Monetary prizes ($200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place) will be awarded to the top contestants. Entry fee is $5 for contestants; regular admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children age 5 through high school, and is free to children under age 5. High school students will be required to provide a valid school ID in order to receive the $5 admission fee. Questions about the Teen Poetry Slam can be directed to 391-6323.

Teen Poetry Slam
Friday, Jun 23, 6-10pm
Springfield and Central Illinois
African-American History Museum
1440 Monument Ave.
$10 adults, $5 for age 5 through high-school,
free for children under 5

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