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Monthly Matinee

Saturday April 6, 2019

Special Collections Library
423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 505-848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Enjoy a ¡Colores! double feature celebrating Poetry Month.

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Come explore New Mexico history with ¡COLORES! double feature! This is a free event celebrating National Poetry Month. Summon the Fire: Celebrate the power of the spoken word through slam poetry readings. Watch a judged competition in which the audiences applause and cheering helps determine the winner. When you get up on stage you need to summon the fire, says Matthew Conley, Slam team captain. In bars, community centers, wherever a venue can be made, Slam Poetry expands upon the tradition of Beat and open mic poetry. Raw and spontaneous, slam poetry approaches the point where poetry and drama meet bringing new meaning to the art of poetry. My Words Are My Power: This documentary features the unheard voices of teens from across New Mexico. Bombarded with adult themes and violence in todays media, these teens find a positive way to express themselves. Seeking to be heard, they choose to express themselves through the power of words. Poetry for them is a powerful tool for building self-esteem and an act of self-discovery. Each poet will read their original poetry along the theme of My Words are My Power.

See also: Reel World

Poetry in Motion

Reel World

New Mexico PBS returns to the Special Collections Library (423 Central NE) on Saturday, April 6 for another double-feature of local history featuring KNME’s documentary series “¡Colores!” April’s screening celebrates National Poetry Month and will include the documentaries “Summon the Fire” (which looks into Albuquerque’s community of slam poetry readings) and “My Words Are Power” (which examines how poetry promotes self-esteem and self-discovery among teens). Admission to this event, which runs 2 to 3pm inside the Special Collections Library’s Botts Hall, is free and open to the public.

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    the Public Library ABQ-Bernco

    Phone: (505)848-1376
    Website: Click to Visit

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