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Hosted by Flaco Navaja
Tell a story, perform a poem, spin a yarn, impress the audience and make it to the end of this fun and exciting competition for word lovers!
Performers: We only have room for 10 performers, so come at 1:30 to register. First come, first to perform.
The audience chooses the winner. (Bring a crowd; it helps!)
Writers, poets and storytellers perform a prepared piece of no more than 3 minutes. Finalists will move on to write and perform a flash piece, vying for the prize of WordForward Champion.
This event is part of The Big Read in the Bronx. Participants will receive a free copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. (Supplies are limited.)
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit www.neabigread.org.
Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library
The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.
The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.