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May 2012

Don’t miss our sister event, 3-Minute Mic!  Every FIRST FRIDAY at Auntie’s Bookstore!

What:  3-Minute Mic featuring “Remember the Word” with Verne Windham
When:  First Friday, May 2; 7:00 pm
Where:  Auntie’s Bookstore; 402 W Main Ave.
Cost:  FREE!
Ages:  ALL AGES*

And!  Every FIRST SUNDAY, it’s an ALL AGES* slam!

What:  BootSlam All Ages Performance Poetry Competition with $50 Grand Prize
When:  Sunday, May 5; sign-ups at 7:00, SLAM@7:30!
Where:  Boots Bakery and Lounge; 24 W Main Ave.
Cost:  $5 to compete; $5 suggested donation for audience
Ages:  ALL AGES*

THERE’S A SPOKANE POETRY SLAM WORKSHOP!

What:  The Wordsmith’s Workshop All-Ages poetry, performance, writing, and spoken word workshop
When:  Every Second Saturday!  This month: May 10; 4:30 pm
Where:  Auntie’s Bookstore; 402 W Main Ave.
Cost:  FREE!
Ages:  ALL AGES*

Spokane Poetry Slam is now at The Bartlett every third Saturday, and it’s ALL AGES!

What:  Spokane Poetry Slam with $50 Grand Prize
When:  Monday, May 19; doors/sign-ups at 7:00; sign-ups close at 7:45; SLAM@8:00!
Where:  The Bartlett; 228 W Sprague Ave.
Cost:  $5 at the door (this means everybody!)
Ages:  ALL AGES*

FINALS IS IT’S OWN SPECIAL EVENT THIS YEAR!  The top eight poets from the 2013-2014 season compete for four spots on the team representing Spokane at the National Poetry Slam in August!

What:  Spokane Poetry Slam with $50 Grand Prize
When:  SUNDAY, May 25; doors/sign-ups at 7:00; sign-ups close at 7:45; SLAM@8:00!
Where:  The Bartlett; 228 W Sprague Ave.
Cost:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door
Ages:  ALL AGES*

OUR OLDEST SISTER EVENT!

What:  Broken Mic 
When:  Every Wednesday at 6:30pm
Where:  Neato Burrito, 827 W 1st
Cost:  FREE!
Ages:  ALL AGES!*

*Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content. Discretion is advised.

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Press for Spokane Poetry Slam

Sometimes, people write about us.  Sometimes, what they write gets put into newspapers and other people read it.  It’s pretty exciting.  Check out these links:

The Gonzaga Bulletin. “Poets Compete For Cookies at BootSlam.” December 5, 2013

Check out the Northwest Profiles segment about the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam, which was held right here in Spokane:

The Spokesman-Review. “Three-Day World Poetry Slam Concludes at Bing Crosby Theater.” October 6, 2013

Collect. “Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane.” October 2, 2013

The Inlander. “Rock and Roll Verse.” October 1, 2013

The Spokesman-Review. “Poets Engage in World War.” Sept. 27, 2013

The Spokesman-Review. “Wordplay on Display,” July 12, 2013.

The Inlander. “Local Champs,” March 14, 2013

The Whitworthian.  “Bringing Back Slam Poets to Local Microphone,” November 15, 2012

The Gonzaga Bulletin.  “Spokannie:  Local Musician’s Band of Slam Poets Applauds Broken Mic Publication,” Nov. 7, 2012

The Inlander.  “The Carrot and The Stick,”  Sept. 18, 2012

The Easterner.  “Spokane Slam Starts Season With A Shout,” May 23, 2012

Heck!  Our friends at The Easterner made a video!

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