Friday, April 8, 2011

WordFest: Poetry for Personal Power

In the beginning there was the word ... and at 6 p.m. April 12, 2011 at Orr Studios in downtown Columbia WE CONTINUE THE TRADITION. 

The Orr Street Studios Hearing Voices series proudly present WordFest: Poetry for Personal Power, a hip-hop open mic night for the hottest emcees and poets in the Columbia area. All newcomers and experienced poets/emcees are invited to participate and showcase their talent. 

Everyone is invited to listen and be inspired.

WordFest: Poetry for Personal Power is an event celebrating all the tools we can use to overcome adversity. There are many things we can do to get through the tough times in our life, including spirituality, mindfulness, exercise, activism and of course, poetry. We are building friendships and connections to help us stay well in through the difficulties in our lives.

  • $100 for the best poem about moving beyond challenges in our lives
  • $50 for second place
  • $25 for third place. 

ALL POETRY MUST FOCUS ON OVERCOMING ADVERSITY. This event will feature poets and emcees from:
  • Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School
  • Moberly Area Community College
  • University of Missouri
The location: Orr Studios,106 Orr Street, Columbia, Mo (in downtown Columbia)

If you would like to sign up to perform, contact:Jessie Adolph at or 573-268-6180 

Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Mo. Join us every Tuesday evening during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.

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