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The Motown Museum is presenting “Motown Mic: The Spoken Word Competition 2021,” and the best poet wins a whopping $2,500!

The Motown Museum posted this update:

Calling all poets and lyricists!!! Inspired by Black Forum, Motown MIC: Spoken Word Competition, currently in its 8th year, calls on poets, lyricists and orators to perform original pieces for the opportunity to be named 2021 Motown MIC Artist of the Year.

For information on eligibility, the application process, video submission requirements and prizes, please head to this link.

This program was made possible with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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