Voices of UAB
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1st Annual Spoken Truth Poetry Festival
Aura Literary Arts Review and Real Life Poets, Inc. have partnered to bring an array of activities to this year’s poetry festival, including workshops, a poetry slam with high school and college divisions, and a special poetry showcase highlighting spoken word performers in the region. Workshops begin at 12 p.m. with topics varying from the art of performing poetry, how to become a published author, and how to affect change using arts and activism. Students will be able to register for the poetry slam by uploading a video of themselves performing their poetry. The high school poetry slam begins at 3 p.m., with the college division competition to immediately follow. There will be ten finalists selected for each division to compete live at the festival.
We believe that art is a vital form of expression that develops independence, enhances creative and critical thinking and encourages higher order thinking such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Art crosses cultural boundaries and breaks down social, religious and racial barriers. UAB’s Aura and Real Life Poets, Inc. aim to encouraging artistic expression, especially amongst the youth and young adults in our community who will someday help activate and bring about change in our world. So be prepared to enjoy a monumental day for a great cause!
*To register to attend the workshops or participate in the poetry slam, visit www.uab.edu/studentmedia.com. For media inquiries only, contact 205.585.8271 or email email@example.com.
UPCOMING EVENT -
Spoken Truth Poetry Festival (UAB’s Hill Student Center - 1400 University Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35233)
April 15, 2017, 12:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Register today by visiting www.uab.edu/studentmedia/aura
About Real Life Poets, Inc
Real Life Poets is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to mentor young adults, encouraging good communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry. RLP consists of Emmy ®Nominated spoken word artists, producers, veteran performers and writers who initially gained notoriety by facilitating community service projects. RLP regularly provides spoken word workshops and mentoring opportunities to the youth in the community.
Real Life Poets, Inc. | www.reallifepoets.org
About Aura Literary Arts Review
Aura Literary Arts Review is a student led organization at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Aura publishes a literary magazine each Fall and Spring semester that contains works of poetry, short stories art and photography by UAB students and high school students across Alabama. Aura has been around for over forty years and has received multiple awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Aura Literary Arts Review | www.uab.edu/studentmedia/aura
Aura is looking for Team Members
These are the positions we are looking to fill:
Visual Media Coordinator - Creates original graphics, flyers and other promotional material used to promote events and projects. They create the design and layout of the magazine and is the creative face for Aura. They will also gain skills in producing, filming and editing videos for online content.
If you would like to join Aura, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the desired position(s), a short introduction and we will contact you soon to set up an interview.
Accepting Submissions for Spring 2017 Issue
Theme: Like last issue, there will be no theme so send in your best work.
Deadline: March 6th, 2017
Submission Guidelines: Spring 2017 Guidelines
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com