HERstory Poetry SLAM: A Woman's History Month Celebration

HERstory Poetry SLAM: A Woman’s History Month Celebration

Date and Time

Mar 18, 2023 8:00 pm

Location

Anacostia

2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20020

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Description:

A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.

This is an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry!

Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner.

$5.00 + Tax and fees online. $8.00 (tax and fees included) at the door !

1st Place Winner Takes ALL - $100

The Rules:

  • Slammers must arrive 30 minutes prior to the show. We will randomly select the order of the slam through a draw.
  • Each poem must be of the poet’s own construction.
  • Each poet gets 3 minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem; if the poet goes over, points will be deducted from the total score.
  • A poet’s time begins as soon as they say anything on stage or engage the audience in any way.
  • The poet may NOT use props, costumes, or musical instruments. This includes the removal of clothing.
  • The poem can only be performed by one person.
  • Poets ARE allowed to read from paper and electronic devices such as laptops or cell phones. There will be no point penalty assessed unless it’s used as a PROP (as outlined above).
  • 6 Competitors will be eliminated after the 1st round

**** Participants: Open to Women/Womxn Identifying poets..****

$100.00 cash prize.

$5.00 + Tax and fees online. $8.00 (tax and fees included) at the door !


HOSTED BY: SIMPLY SHERRI

California born and Maryland raised, Simply Sherri started writing in 2001 and started reciting her work in 2008 in her poetic home of Baltimore. With topics ranging from love and relationships to depression and verbal abuse, her writing style is easy going and a reflection of her world.

Simply Sherri has spotlighted and featured in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta. In 2010 she released her debut poetry CD Liquefy. She released her first book “Love Simply” in 2015. She is the host of several poetry venues between Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC.

Email: simplysherri@outlook.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SherriSimplyWrites

Twitter: simplysherri1

Instagram: poetsimplysherry

FEATURE: ANGELIQUE PALMER

Angelique Palmer is a performance poet, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a member of the 2017 Busboys and Poets/Beltway Poetry Slam Team. Author of The Chambermaid's Style Guide, she's a Florida State University Creative Writing graduate who calls northern Virginia home. Her work centers on Black Femme Narratives, Awkward Queerness, and Mental Health & Recovery. She makes her own ice cream

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