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Audition: Word Up! Poetry Slam
Broward County high school students are invited to audition for Sunrise's ninth annual Word Up! Poetry Slam, presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Pre-registration is required: Download your audition application at

Poets who are selected to compete must participate in a series of free Saturday workshops at the Sunrise Civic Center. During these workshops (scheduled for November 18, December 2, December 9, and December 16), students will receive valuable writing and performance assistance in preparation for the final slam on Wednesday, December 20. The top prize includes $250 cash (courtesy of the Jason Taylor Foundation), a trophy, and bragging rights.

Not ready to audition? Purchase a $5 ticket to the Word Up! Poetry Slam and hear some of Broward's top youth spoken-word artists. Call the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office for information (954-747-4646) or visit