Spoken Word

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 Curator

Teen Poets

Blu Bailey

Haikus

Ray Jimenez

Storytelling

Claudia Atkins-Martin

Literature

Laura Flores

There are five ways to participate in the FusionFest Words program

Poetry Slam

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020

 

THE PERFORMANCE

Pour your thoughts about inclusion and Central Florida into a 3 minute poem to compete for one of two $500 awards. Twelve poets each day.  Content must be family friendly. 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • A chance to win $500 prize
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

Storytelling

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020

 

THE PERFORMANCE

Mesmerize the audience with a narrative from one of the world’s folk. Content must be family friendly and related to your heritage.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

Teen Poets

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020

 

THE PERFORMANCE

A showcase of teen expression in 3 minute performances.

Content must be family friendly. 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

Haikus

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020

 

THE PERFORMANCE

Condense our hospitable community into short haikus to compete for two $50 prizes. Participants will need to be prepared with a minimum of 6 haikus related to our diversity in Central Florida.

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • A chance to win $50 prize
  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram

Literature

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Intent to Participate Deadline: September 1, 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2020
  • FusionFest: November 28 & 29, 2020

 

THE PERFORMANCE

Read a short poem from the great literature of your culture in its original language followed by English translation. 

Content must be family friendly. 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Listing on the website with short bio and photo
  • Post with tag on Facebook and Instagram