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Monday, April 22 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm
WITC Poetry Slams

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*Registration begins 30 minutes before each slam. We ask that participants bring a book for donation as a registration fee. Books will be donated to the Books to Prisoners.

A slam is an event that makes space for creative thinkers to explore the power of their words both written and spoken. The Writers in the Community poetry slams turn the spotlight on teens (age 15-18) and college students of any age. Poets will perform their work in the form of a friendly competition, scored by experienced judges Mark Anderson and Fitz Fitzpatrick??. Each participant should bring two poems, and each performance will be scored, following the same rules as Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets are judged on content, originality and performance, and limited to three minutes per round.

The poetry slams are hosted by EWU’s Writers in the Community, a program which allows graduate students in Eastern’s creative writing MFA program to volunteer at area schools, correctional facilities, hospitals, shelters and other community organizations as creative writing teachers.

*Participants may compete alone or in teams. Participants on the cusp of one age group may choose where they feel more comfortable competing. We don’t place language or content restrictions on the slams, so we leave this decision to the poets and their parents. For more information contact witc.ewu@gmail.com.

Monday April 22, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Neato Burrito 827 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, USA

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