Join us for a full day of artistry and celebration at the Spoken Truth Poetry Festival on April 15, 2017 from 12pm to 8:00pm at UAB’s Hill Student Center. Admission is free for all attendees.

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 For media inquiries only, contact 205.585.8271 or email


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.
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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.

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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.

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