UAB Writers' Series: Annual Mersmann Poetry Awards
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:30 p.m., UAB Spencer Honors House
The Mersmann Awards (named in honor of retired faculty member and poet Jim Mersmann) are given annually for the best reading or rendition by a student of a poem written by another author and a best original poem. Traditionally, this event has been an opportunity for students to read aloud from their favorite works and to give voice to words they may often read though seldom hear.
The Mersmann competition, combined with the open-mic portion of the program—which is also intended to showcase the original work of students—offers us a chance to celebrate the true music of the written word. So please come and read a favorite piece of poetry or, better yet, recite one of your own. (Each person will be limited to reading one poem in each part of the program.)
There will be plenty of pizza to go around.
We hope to see you there.
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