Poetry & the Spoken Word Open Mic Session - A Call for Submissions!

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Queens College Speech Society

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This posting is a call for submissions!!!

An event hosted by our partnering organization - Leaders In Forensic Education Institute

This event will be a celebration of the spoken word, where students are encouraged to submit their own works of original poetry as well as recite published works. This virtual event will promote public speaking and also will introduce them to our pilot online open mic program.

Open to middle school, high school and college students. Anyone can be an audience member.

This will be a safe space for those who wish to participate.

You'll need to RSVP through here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19wdBXguwJOboEgFzQqd7Ky-wVvroIy-sV8cDoS3ING0/viewform?edit_requested=true

What you need:
1. A phone, tablet, or computer that lets you participate in a video call, camera on
2. A stable internet connection
3. Writing materials

How to join a workshop:
1. Download Zoom to your device ( https://zoom.us/download)
2. Create a Zoom account using your email address ( https://zoom.us/signup)
3. Once signed in, click the Zoom link that will be emailed to you after you register on the day of the workshop.

This is a safe place those who love the spoken word.

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About Queens College Speech Society


65-30 Kissena Blvd, Student Union Room 319, Flushing, NY 11367, US

Mission Statement

The mission of our team will be one that recognizes the importance of forensics by shaping eloquent and intellectual public speakers. We will accomplish this by engaging in acts of public discourse, rhetorical criticism, persuasion, research, and oral interpretation. ‚Äč This is a unique student-run organization where team members can develop public speaking skills through dedication, practice, and participation. In addition to competing within intercollegiate speech competitions, the QCSS will seek to sponsor, organize, and run speech and debate tournaments, community service projects, and fundraising that are in the best interests of public speaking. We welcome all who share our core values to come visit us at the Student Union and take part this in wonderful new chapter for the Queens College Speech Society.


This is an academic student organization. As such, the team offers skills to Queens College students that are necessary to confidently and effectively communicate in any situation. This activity teaches students to research, write, and deliver valuable messages in a wide range of topics. By participating in this program, members of the QCSS will follow current events, engage in critical and rhetorical discourse, immerse into a wide-array of fiction and non-fiction literature, and will master persuasion at various intercollegiate speech and debate tournaments.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture


Wed Jun 10, 2020
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Theater Arts
  • Reading / Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Acting


  • Teens


  • None
  • Submissions must be from students from Grade 6 - 12, Open to all students, educators, performers and parents as audience members

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