Diversity Events on Campus

Villanova University sponsors mutiple diversity events throughout the year!

SPRING EVENTS

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington Poster

POETRY SLAM,  April 5-6

UNIVERSITY WIDE COMPETITION
(open to students, faculty and staff)
TIME: 7:00 pm (To pre-register email poetryslam@villanova.edu, or sign-up at 6:30 pm that evening)
LOCATION: Belle Air Terrace
GUIDELINES:see info below

 

POETRY EVENTS, April 5

POETRY WORKSHOP
LOCATION: Radnor/St. David’s Room, Connelly
TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

POETRY SLAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
LOCATION:
Belle Air Terrace, Connelly Center
TIME: 7:00 pm

GUIDELINES FOR POETRY SLAM

  • Each poem must be of the poet's own construction.
  • Pieces may be performed individually, in pairs, or in groups. If a group or pair wins a prize, this prize will be split amongst the team of performers.
  • Each poetry piece is allotted three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem.
  • The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments.
  • Only one entry is allowed per person, so select your best piece!
  • Poets are encouraged to memorize their pieces, but this is not required. Delivery of pieces will be part of the criteria on which performers will be judged, so please take this into consideration.
  • Creativity is encouraged!
  • While we encourage creative expression, please be mindful of language and the audience you are presenting to. We are community that honors and respects one another, as such; demeaning and offensive language that does not serve to advance the message of the poetry is strongly discouraged.
  • Contestants will be judged on:
    • Physical presence,
    • Voice & articulation,
    • Dramatic appropriateness,
    • Level of complexity,
    • Content and facility with language,
    • Evidence of understanding, and
    • Overall performance.

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