First Citizens National Poetry Slam Semi Final #2
The First Citizens National Poetry Slam is T&T’s national spoken word competition, sponsored by First Citizens in collaboration with the Bocas Lit Fest and The 2 Cents Movement. Participants go through a three-round process: auditions, semi-finals, and finals (the finale event of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest).
Every year, hundreds of poets compete for a grand prize of $50,000.00 — the largest spoken word prize offered in the region — plus a second prize of $20,000 and third prize of $10,000.
In the second semi-final showcase, the FCNPS presents BANWARI.
Once a part of the South American mainland,
Trinidad soil has held residents who
left artefacts dating back more than 7000 years
in Banwari Trace, south of the island;
thousands of years before Columbus, before colony.
Stones and bones, arrows and spears,
we have slowly developed new tools
for survival in today’s world:
the technology of human speech.
- Francis Fashion Shoe Locker
- The Writers Centre (Home of The 2 Cents Movement and the NGC Bocas Lit Fest)
- Boom’s World (Henry St. POS)
- Blac Sheep Barbershop (UWI)
- Absolute Glow (Shoppes of Arima)
- Online https://www.suntixx.com/ViewEvent/1551
For any inquires call our Slam Hotline: 289-1595