Poetry Slam Contest: Chennai that was Madras
We invite you to participate in the Poetry Slam Contest to mark the 378th Madras Day through original poetry and free speech, and an opportunity for U.S. Consulate to celebrate the 175 year long historical, cultural and trade connections between the United States and the city.
This event, in association with The Prakriti Foundation, will provide a platform for young people to voice their opinions and uphold the universal ideals of free speech and expression. The contest will engage students and young adults in using poetry as a form of expressing their opinions, finding their voices and engaging with issues about which they had earlier felt powerless.
This contest is open to school and college students and general public – ages 16-21(targeting senior school and undergrad students), and ages 22-26 (post graduate students and members of the general public). Poems will be performed in English and Tamil. Each participant will have two minutes to recite his/her poem. Poems will be original works and will be recited without paper, in performance style. Eminent poets and thinkers will be invited as featured poets and participate as guest judges.
We invite you to register providing complete details - your name, class and year, name of college/school, mailing address, email id, contact telephone number/s, and permission from your school/college head to contact ! prakritifoundation | gmail ! com by 12 noon on Monday, August 21, 2017.
Celebrate the city with words and verses!
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