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A Wild Actual Blog Post Appears, ft. Nick Keaty

Well hi, poetry lovers of Spokane!

As we have been mentioning all over, Spokane is sending a team to Chicago this August to represent us at the National Poetry Slam!

This month we will be featuring work from all four poets (and perhaps their coach), starting this week! These poets are: Nick Keaty, Devin Devine, Katy Shedlock, and Misty Grace.

We will start off by teasing you with Nick’s bio, and you’ll be sure to read their poems this week!

Nick is a trans non-binary, introverted and people-loving human who also happens to be a poet in Spokane, WA. They have been writing poetry since before they can remember and started competing in 2017. Nick has since then have travelled, performed, and volunteered at local and national events. Their writing career, however, found most of its life after volunteering at Women of the World Poetry Slam 2018, where they fell in love with the art and felt drawn into life as a creator more than ever before. They are currently preparing to compete on Spokane Poetry Slam’s 2018 team at NPS in Chicago, IL. Nick is an undergraduate student who will graduate eventually but spends most of their time passionately talking about dogs, lavender, and how much they hate school. Most of their friends call them Dad™️. Nick’s work often deals with topics such as mental illness, queer issues, bad thrift stores, and pet fish.


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July Happenings!

We have lots of awesome events to keep your summer full of poetry (as it should be)!

 BootSlam with New Sh/t Workshop 

Where: Boots Bakery & Lounge
When: Workshop at 5:30; sign-ups at 7; show at 7:30
Who: All ages*
Cost: sliding scale $1-3 for the workshop; $5 to compete; sliding scale $3-5 donation for audience
$50 prize!

Spokane Poetry Slam @ The Bartlett

Where: The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague
When: doors at 7, show at 8
Who: all ages*
Cost: $5
$50 prize! 

SPS Summer Series Team Fundraiser & Poetry Celebration 

The 2018 NPS team members have been working hard to rep us well at the National Poetry Slam in August. Come out and see them! They will have postcards, chapbooks, and the like available.

Where: West Central Episcopal Mission, 1283 W. Dean Ave
When: July 21st
Who: all ages*
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: free (donations encouraged/welcomed!)

*Spokane Poetry Slam does not censor for content of any kind. Please use discretion when attending.

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Catch Spokane Poetry Slam this June!

Did you know?

Spokane is sending our sixth team to the National Poetry Slam, this year held in Chicago!

SPS Summer Series BBQ & Fundraiser

Come eat some pulled pork (with vegan option) and have a great house show and open mic featuring Beau Williams!

June 12th

4818 N. Washington Street


SPS @ The Bartlett

June 18th

228 W. Sprague

Doors at 7; show at 8

$5 door

Finally, donate to the team’s GoFundMe:

Donate now!

See you this summer!

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The 2018 Spokane Nationals Team

Hello Spokane!

Just a short month ago, Spokane hosted its Grand Slam to decide the team that will be representing us at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.

Our team members are: Katy Shedlock, Nick Keaty, Devin Devine, and Misty Grace.

These four team members will represent the hell out of Spokane in August!

Stay tuned for fundraising opportunities, events, and updates!


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February Events!

Spokane Poetry Slam continues on in February with lots of fun all ages* events!

Febuary 4th: BootSlam with New Sh#t Workshop

Where: Boots Bakery & Lounge
When: 5:30 workshop ; 7:00 sign-ups ; 7:30 slam
Cost: Suggested $5 donation for workshop, free to watch ; $5 to compete
$50 prize! 


Where: The Bartlett
When: Doors at 7 ; show at 8
Cost: $8 in advance ; $10 at the door
FEATURING: Clementine Von Radics

Spokane Poetry Slam ft. Julia Gaskill

Where: The Bartlett
When: Doors at 7 ; show at 8
Cost: $5
$50 prize!

Catch us at Whitworth University on February 12th for an open mic, featuring SPS commissioner Danielle Estelle Ramsay with guest appearances by many beloved Spokane poets.

Don’t forget about our sister events!

3 Minute Mic: February 2nd @ Auntie’s Bookstore
Broken Mic EVERY Wednesday @ Neato Burrito.

Can’t wait to see you next month!

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

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Spokane Poetry Slam is a head-to-head tournament every THIRD MONDAY!

What:  Spokane Poetry Slam Head-to-Head Performance Poetry Tournament with $50 Prize
When:  Monday, October 16; doors at 7:00; SLAM@8:00!
Where:  The Bartlett; 228 W Sprague Ave.
Cost:  $5 at the door
Ages:  ALL AGES*

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

What:  BootSlam All Ages Performance Poetry Competition with $50 Grand Prize
When:  Sunday, November 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*

Don’t miss our sister event, 3-Minute Mic! 

What:  3-Minute Mic All Ages Poetry Open Mic featuring Remember the Word
When:  First FRIDAY, November 3; 8:00 pm
Where:  Auntie’s Bookstore; 402 W Main Ave.
Cost:  FREE!
Ages:  ALL AGES*


What:  Broken Mic Performance Poetry Open 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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