BOSTON POETRY SLAM
The Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Wednesday, 8 pm open mike; 9:30 pm feature; 10:30 pm slam
$3, unless noted
*18 and over welcome, but everyone must have a photo ID
Hosted by Michael Brown, J*me, Craig Nelson, & Valerie Lawson
September 10, David Johnson, another very good local poet doing his first
Cantab feature. Last open 8x8 slam before semi-finals
Semi-final slam: Marlon Carey vs. J*me, and Harris Gardner vs. Kurt Eidsvig
Best two-out-of three for $25
September 24, Kim Dark from CA. Semi-final slam. Best two-out-of three for
October 1, Ryk McIntyre with a new book, Stealing Something Back from the
Mirror. Summer Championship Slam: best three-out-of-five for $50
October 8, Veteran slam poet Hilary Thomas from Austin, Texas, you may
remember as the sharp woman with the dumb men from Austin group pieces in
SlamNation.Daley seal of approval. Open 8x8 slams begin again.
October 15, Maybe, oh, just maybe, a great poet from the West Coast.
Confirmed!!! Daphne Gottlieb!
Open 8x8 slam
October 22, Keith Flynn, editor of the Asheville Poetry Review and front man
for the rock group Crystal Zoo, has a new spoken word CD. Open 8x8 slam
October 29, Mala Radhakrishan, the poet of chemistry, featuring verse
designed to get a reaction.
POETRY OFF BROADWAY
Tuesday, September 23, 8PM at
Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway
255 Elm Street
Eight of Boston's Best Poets from a fifteen-member ensemble will perform
their own work in a two-hour theatrical show every third Tuesday.
(think Def Jam's Broadway show with poetry)
Corinna Bain, Douglas Bishop, Bizzoc-7, Shiuan T. Butler, Caine, Richard
Cambridge, Alex Charalambides, Tom Daley, Valerie Lawson, Ryk McIntyre, Craig
Nelson, Chris O'Carroll, Shira, the cast of Presente! & more.
Directed by Michael Brown
Sponsored by the Boston Poetry Slam
October 21, November 18, December 16
Bridgewater Poetry Slam at the Universalist Unitarian Church of
325 West Elm Street
Brockton, MA. 02301
A Bi-weekly poetry event, Saturdays
Hosted by Erin Feeney, David R Surette, and Len Germinara
Workshop w/ Michael McDonough at 6pm
Night includes: open Mic, featured poet, SLAM
Open Mic sign up at 7:30
visit our website: www.angelfire.com/poetry/bridgewaterslam
9/13 Valerie Lawson
Valerie Lawson is the co-host of the Boston PoetrySlam and
coordinator of the Reach Out And Read literacy program at the
Children& Youth Program at Brockton Hospital. Her work has been
published in Aeolus, BigCityLit, and other literary journals as well
as online zines and websites. Lawson is a participant in Optimal
Avenues mixed media cultural exchange between Massachusetts and
Ireland, celebrating the U.N.s International Decade for the Culture
of Peace. Artwork and poems are currently with the Culture of Peace
Exhibit touring New England. Lawson has traveled as far away as
Germany to perform poetry.
9/27 Joe Fusco Jr.- One of those Worcester Poets, a wry sense of
humor and a fine poet.
10/11 Christopher Johnson – co-host of the Bigmouth Bouts.
10/25 Ernie Wight w/ Dana Lipp – A Daily Grind blast from the past.
11/8 Peter Bormuth – New to the area, your gonna like this guy!
11/22 Brother Blue – The one, the only.
12/6 Iyeoka Okoawo - Slam poet most excellent.
12/20 Reggie Gibson – What a way to end the year!
A TAPESTRY of VOICES. Hosted by Harris Gardner (617)-723-3716
Thursday, September 11, 2003. Starts at 6:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
with an Open Mic' to follow.
Valerie Duff, Kathleen Aguero, Susan Eisenberg, Mary O'Donaghue
Borders Boston- Downtown Crossing
Corner of Washington & School Streets
Please join us for an incredible evening of quality poetry. Don't forget to
bring your best poetry for the open mic'.
POETRY JAM AND SLAM,
Sunday, September 14th, 4:00-6:00
at the Middleborough Public Library
as part of Herring Run Artsfest 2003.
Our opening celebration will invite you into the rhythm of the poetry with
Carl Rando playing Zendrum and this year our host will be Middleborough based
artist, writer, and performer, Ray Tokaloo.
This is always an exciting event and this year we have grown to three
divisions, Youth, Teen, and Adult. At the 2002 festival, our poets ranged in
age from 10 to 75.
You can read non-competitively at the open mic. Open mic also serves as a
great warm-up for the Sudden Death Slam competition. Cash prizes and gift
certificates are awarded.
Our Sudden Death Slam is a single round poetry competition.
As you prepare your work, keep in mind, this is a family venue; please choose
Call Jane at 508-947-9754 or email janeopoet@...
with any questions.
The Boston Poetry Slam
visit: www.slamnews.com, website of the Boston Poetry Slam,
with events and links to venues around the slam world!
also: www.poetryslam.com, website for Poetry Slam Incorporated
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