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SPEAK UP MONTREAL! SLAM POETRY COMPETITON FEB. 27

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: https://vimeo.com/85470974

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.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca