Spoken Word Competition: Call for Entries


Deadline for entries: July 4, 2013

Winning selections performed on Friday, July 12 during the Mad Men Kansas 1962 Night at the Movies and Twist-a-thon

  • Students 21 and under may submit poetry, rap, hip-hop, beat, jazz any form of spoken word.

  • Submissions should be in digital form as text, video or sound recording and submitted online.

  • The subject or inspiration for the piece must relate to 1962 and may relate to Kansas.

  • Pieces should be 3-5 minutes in length, though slightly shorter or longer may be considered.

  • Solos, duets, and groups are allowed.

  • Submissions close at midnight on July 4.

  • Winners will be notified by July 9.

Email submissions to spokenword@lawrenceartscenter.org. Entries may be in the form of YouTube or other links to your video presentation, and .pdf or Word documents.

Judges will include Kevin Willmott, filmmaker and professor of film at KU; Anwar Yadullah, actor/model and spoken word artist; Mark Hennessey, poet and professor of poetry at KU; and Kansas City Poet Iris Appelquist. Judges will also present readings.

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Thursday, July 4, 2013
  • Sundays at 9 a.m.
  • Mondays at 9 a.m.
  • Tuesdays at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
  • Thursdays at 9 a.m.
  • Fridays at 9 a.m.
  • Saturdays at 9 a.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence


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