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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 – Continuing the strong tradition of arts at the English Montreal School Board, Marymount Academy (5100 Cote St. Luc Road) in N.D.G. is set to host the EMSB’s inaugural slam poetry/spoken word competition on February 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Entitled “Speak Up Montreal!”, the competition will feature students presenting slam poetry, known as well as spoken word poetry, a modern art which invites individuals to express their feelings and emotions without inhibitions or rules in a style mirroring hip-hop music.

At the EMSB’s recent arts showcase, students Melissa Montuori, from Laurier Macdonald High School and Nayem Alam from Marymount Academy presented slam/spoken word poetry, which can be viewed here:

In addition to sparking creativity in his peers, this event is being organized by the aforementioned Nayem Alam as his International Baccalaureate (IB) personal project. All IB students must complete a personal project in order to meet the requirements of the IB program.


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213