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Word Up Poetry Slam 2019Audition: Wednesday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Finals: Wednesday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m. (Tickets: $5)

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard

Broward County high school students are invited to audition for the City’s 11th annual spoken-word competition!

Poets who are selected to compete will participate in a series of free Saturday workshops, set for November 16 and 23, and December 7 and 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the workshops, students will receive valuable writing and performance assistance in preparation for the finals. Darius Daughtry, founder and artistic director of the Art Prevails Project, will facilitate the sessions and emcee the slam.

Cash prizes for Word Up! are generously provided by the Jason Taylor Foundation: first place is $250, second place is $150, and third place is $100!

Download your audition application packet and submit it no later than Wednesday, October 30, at 3:00 p.m. For more information, call (954) 747-4647 or email

Want to be part of our Word Up! audience on December 18? Call (954) 747-4646 for tickets, or visit

Word Up! is presented by the City of Sunrise in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, and the Art Prevails Project.
Last updated: 10/4/2019 3:19:05 PM