The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 8 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served. Elimination each round.
Heres your chance to win a chapbook deal! This competition combines the stage and the page. Performers slam in our open qualifers and advancing finalists, submit wiritten work to be scored by esteemed poets, writers and creators. That score follows them into finals and then you slam for your life! Highest combined score for the evening, wins.
Your Feature: Suzi Q. Smith!
Suzi Q. Smith is an artist and an activist. She is mother to an amazing daughter who fills her life with joy. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines, while her name is well known throughout the spoken word circuit. She has shared stages with Gil Scott Heron, Les Nubians, Dead Prez, and many more. Her passionate performances have earned her a place among the best Spoken Word artists in the nation. Suzi Q. has worked with civil rights organizations, victim advocate organizations, arts organizations, peace organizations, among others. In 2011, Suzi Q. competed in the Women of the World Poetry Slam and is currently ranked third in the world. She is also a member of the 2011 Denver Slam Team, and a coach of the Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam Team.
$10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $7 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229
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