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Event: 9th Annual Poetry Slam

Wednesday April 26, 2017
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Morse Institute Library poetry slam

Join The Morse Institute Library for an evening of fast-paced competitive poetry! Presented by Geof Hewitt, this annual event invites local poets to the stage to share their original work for a chance to win prizes and take the title for their age category. 

What is a slam?

A slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own work and are judged by the audience.

Who can slam?

If you’re ready to stand in front of an audience and read your original work, you can slam.

What are the rules? 

  • Poets must arrive at 6:45 pm to register. Poets should bring two original poems that can be performed in 3 minutes or less.
  • This program is for all ages with two age levels of competition: Dr. Seuss, age 14 and under, The Dickenson, ages 15 and older.
  • Poems must be appropriate for all ages.
  • No registration required for audience participation.

Will there be prizes?

A 1st place prize will be awarded for each age category. Every participant will receive a certificate of participation.

For more information contact the library at 508-647-6520 or email kperkins@minlib.net.

Geof HewittAbout the Presenter

Geof Hewitt started publishing poems in 1966. He became Vermont's Poetry Slam Champion in 2004 (winning by one-tenth of a point). A Vermont championship has not been held since, so he tirelessly boasts that he is "Vermont's Reigning Slam Champ." Geof served for 21 years as Writing Consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and now offers writing workshops for teachers and students throughout New England. He also teaches for Union Institute & University's undergraduate B.A. program. His recent books include Hewitt's Guide to Slam Poetry and Poetry Slam (Discover Writing Press, 2005), which won the Mom's Choice Award in 2008, and The Perfect Heart: Selected and New Poems (2010).

Location: The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St, Natick, MA
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