Rap about the diversity around us, tell stories from around the world, or take the audience through a verbal labyrinth of international poetry traditions.

Spoken Word

Storytelling

Haiku

Literature

Teen Poetry

Spoken Word

  • Maximum of 24 participants
  • Family friendly content required
  • Culturally themed subject matter should be related to our diversity in Central Florida
  • Three minute maximum for poems
  • All participants are entered into a raffle for two free tickets to fly anywhere in the world

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: September 1, 2019
  • Curating (further information may be needed): month of September
  • Acceptance Notification:  October 1, 2019
  • Final Promotional Materials Due: October 15, 2019
  • Festival Hours:  Saturday, November 30, Noon – 9:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, Noon – 5:00 pm

Words Curator: Shawn Welcome, [email protected]

Storytelling

  • Stories should relate to a cultural heritage
  • Family friendly content required
  • All participants are entered into a raffle for two free tickets to fly anywhere in the world

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: September 1, 2019
  • Curating (further information may be needed): month of September
  • Acceptance Notification:  October 1, 2019
  • Final Promotional Materials Due: October 15, 2019
  • Festival Hours:  Saturday, November 30, Noon – 9:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, Noon – 5:00 pm

Words Curator: Shawn Welcome, [email protected]

Haiku

  • Participants will need to be prepared with a minimum of 6 haikus related to the festival theme of our diversity in Central Florida.
  • Family friendly content required
  • All participants are entered into a raffle for two free tickets to fly anywhere in the world

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: September 1, 2019
  • Curating (further information may be needed): month of September
  • Acceptance Notification:  October 1, 2019
  • Final Promotional Materials Due: October 15, 2019
  • Festival Hours:  Saturday, November 30, Noon – 9:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, Noon – 5:00 pm

Words Curator: Shawn Welcome, [email protected]

Literature

  • No more than 90 seconds for foreign language, followed by English translation
  • Family friendly content required
  • All participants are entered into a raffle for two free tickets to fly anywhere in the world

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: September 1, 2019
  • Curating (further information may be needed): month of September
  • Acceptance Notification:  October 1, 2019
  • Final Promotional Materials Due: October 15, 2019
  • Festival Hours:  Saturday, November 30, Noon – 9:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, Noon – 5:00 pm

Words Curator: Shawn Welcome, [email protected]

Teen Poetry

  • Must be a teenage student.
  • Family friendly content required.
  • All participants are entered into a raffle for two free tickets to fly anywhere in the world (parents of those under 18 will need to be the recipient.)

Deadlines

  • Intent to Participate: September 1, 2019
  • Curating (further information may be needed): month of September
  • Acceptance Notification:  October 1, 2019
  • Final Promotional Materials Due: October 15, 2019
  • Festival Hours:  Saturday, November 30, Noon – 9:00 pm, Sunday, December 1, Noon – 5:00 pm

Words Curator: Shawn Welcome, [email protected]