FSU Groups to Host Feminist Poetry Slam Competition for Women's Day

March 8, 2018

Dante's Bar

Frostburg State University's Center for Literary Arts and Women's Studies program will co-host a competitive Feminist Poetry Slam to mark International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8, at Dante's Bar, 16 W. Main St., in Frostburg. "Feminist poetry is about expressing the love, sadness, anger, fear and joy of living our lives in the margins and acknowledging our journeys toward social justice," said Women's Studies program coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Earles. Registration opens at 7 p.m. and the competition begins at 7:30 p.m. This event is open to any poet 16 years of age or older, with no cost to enter or attend. The winning poet will receive a cash prize of $100. Competitors should bring three original poems that explore feminist themes, such as the expression of gender, marginalized experiences, misogyny, inequality or any other relevant concept. A panel will judge poets on their reading performance, the quality of their work and its connection to the theme. For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts at 301-687-4340 or [email protected]