"One small act can create change... That can happen anywhere."
“I hope to see more literary events spontaneously popping up within the literary community, but I also hope to see the literary community expanding until it’s just the community — no need to modify. “
“We feel the arts, and in particular hip-hop and spoken word, can be used as a tool to build, inspire and engage community.”
In partnership with Create Birmingham, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) is holding a statewide poetry contest. Contestants are asked to submit an original composition on the theme of innovation and creativity in Alabama. Three finalists will be asked to present their work through an online video voting contest. The winner will be named Conference Poet Laureate of 2016 and asked to read his/her winning entry at the 6th Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and…