Slam Poetry Competition; March 6th, 2015 at 7 PM
On March 6th, 300 people will fill the Library’s Main Reading Room, ready to be entertained and inspired by the slam poetry performances of 12 talented high school students*.
Writer, performer, and emcee extraordinaire, Chinaka Hodge, is returning to host the Competition. Three judges will score poets from high schools throughout Marin County as they perform their original uplifting, moving, and inspiring work. The three poets with the highest scores will compete in the championship round, dazzling the judges and the audience.
Registration is strongly recommended. Click here to register.
Reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests. For adults and high school students only.
Watch the video of the 2014 Slam Poetry Competition here.
See pictures from the 2014 Slam Poetry Competition here.
*Information for poets performing in the Competition can be found here.
How the Slam Works:
13 high school students will be performing their original works. Each poet will perform in the first round. After each poet performs, the judges will give him/her a score.
Poems can be up to three minutes long using: no props, no costumes, no musical accompaniment. At 3:10:01 poets start losing .5 of a point for every 10 seconds they go over after 3:10.
The three poets with the highest scores will move on to the championship round. The poet who receives the highest score in the championship round will be crowned the winner.
Poems can be on any subject. Note cards WILL NOT be allowed so poets must memorize their work.
First Prize: iPad Mini
Second Prize (First Runner-up): Sol Food Gift Certificate
Third Prize (Second Runner-up): Equator Coffee Gift Certificate