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2016 Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam

  • Black & Tan Hall 5608 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98118 United States (map)

The 2016 Cascadia Regional Poetry Slam brings together six teams from all over the Northwest to compete in a two day tournament featuring the region's finest performance poetry.

Friday, 7PM: Prelims! Two slams of 3 teams each compete for a chance at finals. Top 2 teams move on. Doors at 6PM.

Saturday 7PM: Finals! Top 4 teams compete for a shot of Cascadia Poetry Slam champions! Doors at 6PM.

The competing teams are Seattle Poetry Slam, Rain City Slam, Olympia People's Mic, Vancouver Poetry Slam, Portland Poetry Slam, and Spokane Poetry Slam.

General - $10 ($12 @ door)
Student & Senior - $7 ($10 @ door)

What's a poetry slam? A poetry slam is a competitive poetry event where poets share performed poetry to an audience and five randomly selected judges. Judges rate each poem 0-10 based on content, performance and originality. There are three rules to a poetry slam:

1. Poets must perform their own original work.
2. Poems must be performed without props, costumes or musical accompaniment.
3. Poems must be 3 mintues or under (with a 10 second grace period). Points will deducted if poems go over this time limit.

Co-sponsored by the Cascadia Poetry Festival