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Tickets start at $10, and are available at Portland5.com.
Note that advanced General Admission tickets are sold out for this event. A limited number of GA tickets will be available to buy at the door on April 20th. Arrive early at the Newmark box office (1111 SW Broadway) to get your tickets then!
Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our fourth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features public high school students from Benson, Cleveland, Franklin, Grant, Gresham, Jefferson, Lincoln, Metropolitan Learning Center, Madison, Roosevelt, and Wilson competing for poetic glory and great prizes. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school library media specialists.
Following the same rules as national poetry slams, students must perform original work without props, costumes, or music in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Using a scale of one to ten, Verselandia judges will rate both the performance and the writing of each student. Five students with the top scores will walk away with great prizes, but only one will be a champion. This year, Verselandia! will be hosted by Turiya Autry, author of Roots, Reality and Rhyme. Click here for more information about the history of Verselandia!
Verselandia! is sponsored in part by: