Luz Canales bares her emotions in rendering her piece “Swerte”
Students from the University of Baguio (UB) School of Teacher Education and Liberal Arts (STELA) competed during the Spoken Poetry 2020 held for aspiring literary artists last Feb. 17 at the UB Centennial AVR.
Nineteen contestants for the spoken word category and four for the open mic category delivered their original poetry pieces with the theme “All about Love.”
Luz Canales (BSED English 1) aced the spoken word category with her performance of her piece “Swerte.” Meanwhile, another freshman, Kheza Pengi, won the first place in the open mic category with her piece “Pag-ibig: Jug jug Ahh ahh ng 21st Century.”
Spoken Poetry, now on its second year, is organized by the STELA Society of Languages and Literature to help develop the students’ self-confidence and literary and communication skills.
Judges for the event were Ivan Layugan, Mia Lozada, and Leamory Yosuastel Akay. – Karen Joy Umila
Dr. Karen Joy Umila is the adviser of the Society of Languages and Literature.
Kheza Pengi (center) receives her first prize award for winning the open mic category.
The participants with the judges