PEC Holds Slam Poetry and Storytelling Competition


Besides providing an academic environment, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, is also actively involved in providing students a free ecosystem to hone other skills apart from academics, to unburden their minds and bring their creative streak to the fore. So, PEC’s English Editorial Board is celebrating a fine blend of literature and performance on Saturday, April 22, with its annual flagship event, Slam, a poetry and storytelling competition with participants from all over the country.

Students preparing for the Slam Poetry and Storytelling Competition at PEC

Students preparing for the Slam Poetry and Storytelling Competition at PEC

The participating students will not only read out their original poetry or story but also perform in front of a live audience, much like standup comedy. “The beauty of slam events is that they allow the writers to take charge of the meaning of their art without stating the obvious,” says Atulya Mani Tripathi, student, Metallurgy Department.

Participants initially submitted their videos performing their original writing and the top 20 participants were selected for round two. Now this is their day to showcase their talent, this time to a live audience inside the PEC auditorium. The top performers will put their writing and performance on display once again for the final round, competing for prizes worth ₹24K.

“Slam poetry often ends up being a niche in smaller cities, the English Editorial Board has put up a great opportunity to bring this important art form its well-deserved spotlight,” says Professor Gurjeet Singh, Mechanical Department, PEC.

Audience entry is free and open for all, so grab a seat and enjoy a day of gorgeous writing and glorious performances.

Event: SLAM

When: April 22, 2023

Where: PEC Auditorium

Entry: Free


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