Beltway Send-off Showcase
14th & V | Langston Room | August 9, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Join us for this amazing event, as we give one last D.C. hurrah, to the 2015 Beltway Poetry Slam

team as they head off to Oakland, CA, to defend the crown as the current reigning champs of the

National Poetry Slam. After the brilliant feats of the 2014 Beltway Poetry Slam team, we want

our defending champs, our city, to return with yet another consecutive title.

Poetry Slam is a competition invented in the mid 1980’s by a Chicago construction worker

named Marc Smith (So What!!!!). It has grown to tremendous length and popularities, where

now an annual festival called the National Poetry Slam, convenes over 75 teams from all across

the country into one city. These teams go through a series of preliminary rounds over a course

of three days, culminating to the TOP 4 teams battling out for the much coveted Championship.

A tremendous line up of showcase presenters, great food and drink service by a premier

restaurant, a top notch feature performance, and other surprises will make this night one to

remember, so DON’T MISS IT!! You can also donate by purchasing tickets, as we are incredibly

grateful for your support and help in bringing us to Oakland!!


The 2015 Beltway Poetry Slam DC

Amin Drew Law (2015 DC Grand Slam Champion)

Jackson Carrera

Lauren Bullock

Joseph LMS Green

August 9th 2015

Busboys And Poets 14th & V (near U st. Cardozo Metro on the Green/yellow line)

6 – 8PM


$20 at the Door



Hosted by:

Sarah Lawson

With Appearances by:

Cecily (award winning singer/songwriter with self-titled Debut EP Cecily)

Gayle Danley (Individual Poetry Slam Champion, TEDx presenter, award winning educator &


Rasheed Copeland (award winning poet & author of The Book of Silence

Regie Cabico (3x HBO Def Poet, Director of Capturing Fire, Award winning performance artist)

& more…

and sounds by:

Wu-Tang Clan vinyl master


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