The individual World Poetry Slam, a four-day poetry slam competition, storms the Queen City 10-13 Dec. Despite the December temperatures, the 72 poets representing 4 countries and 3 continents will bring the heat.
There is ONE slot left and you have the opportunity to compete, receive a cash prize, and have your registration fee paid by Poetry Slam Inc.
It all goes down Dec. 10th at 345 N. College Street at the McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. There will be a meet and greet from 7-8 PM and the slam starts at 8 PM. The slam is hosted by the one and only, Q.
If you want to compete for the last slot...........here are the rules:
- 12 poets will be allowed to compete
- list opens at 7:15 PM and closes at 7:45 PM in the lobby in front of the theatre
- 12 poets will be determined lottery style-all names in a hat and 12 names drawn, 13th name will calibrate
- $10 registration fee for poets-proceeds given to the winner
- 3 rounds-1st and 2nd round cumulative and 3rd round clean slate
- 12 poets in the first round, 6 poets in the 3rd round, 3 poets in the last round
- If there is a tie for first place, it will be broken based on the cumulative score from all 3 rounds
- Each poem must be of the poet's own construction
- Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
- The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments
- Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.
This event is "complimentary" as a prelude to the main event and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for some poetry. For more information please contact me at the number listed in the signature line or Michael Simms, Host city Coordinator (704) 401-8319 .
The event is sponsored in part by Poetry Slam Inc, SlamCharlotte, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.
www.individualworldpoetryslam.com 10-13 Dec. 2008 Charlotte NC iWPS tickets can be purchased at carolinatix.org or www.poetryslam.com Thursday and Friday preliminaries $5Saturday Finals show $20All access pass $40-excluding erotic open micAll access with souvenir event shirt $50-excluding erotic open mic.
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