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Slamlandia

Thu, February 13 from 6:30 pm PST
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

Free

Poetry Open Mic & Slam

Join us on FEBRUARY 13TH for a Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam!

Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM
Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam!
Show begins at 7:00 PM

This is the last a qualifying slam to get into the semi finals.

February’s Slamlandia features Cheryl Maddalena 

Cheryl Maddalena is a poet, mom, engineer, and psychologist… but not all at the same time. Known for her eclectic catalog and group piece composition, she has reached National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, Group Piece, and Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals stages as a competitor, backup dancer, backup lizard, emcee, Voice of the Goddess, and opening act. She has also made top four at the NUPIC underground indies, been featured as part of the Slam Legends Showcase, and has been Haiku Deathmatch Champion. Her full length book of poetry, Children, It Is Time We Had The Talk was the winner of the 2017 Blue Sketch Prize.

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The open mic will start the show out. The open mic is a great way to share your wonderful poetry! You can share 1-2 poems lasting a maximum of 3 minutes.

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☆ The slam will be 2 rounds.
The first 12 poets to sign up will perform in the 1st round.

☆ Poems will be scored on a scale of 0-10. There will be 5 judges. The lowest score and highest score for each poet will be dropped and the middle 3 scores will be added together.

☆ There is a 3 minute time limit for poems performed in the slam – with a 10 second grace period. A 1/2-point time penalty will be subtracted from the poet’s score for every 10 seconds they go past the time limit.

☆ The 6 poets with the highest scores will move on to the 2nd round.

Learn more at https://slamlandia.com/