The Purdue University North Central English Club will present its PoetryPalooza 2014 Competition and Open Mic event on April 17 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02 from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the Michigan City Public Library and Lubeznik Center as part of a week of events celebrating April, National Poetry Month.
All area poets are welcome to enter a maximum of three original works of poetry, three minutes or less in length, in the competition. There will be an entry fee of $5 at the door for each poem entered into the competition. Spectators and open mic participants may attend for $1.
Prizes will be awarded, with $75 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. There is also a prize for “fan favorite.”
During the competition, poets will read their poems for a panel of three judges. If time permits, there will be an open mic for anyone who would like to come show their talents with poetry, music, or other original works.
To pre-register for the competition, send an email including name, a couple of sentences about the poet, and an attachment of the poem to English Club President Alyssa Moskwa at firstname.lastname@example.org with POETRY RSVP in the subject line of the email.
Pre-registration is not required; additional entries will be accepted at the event.
Coffeehouse-style refreshments will be available.