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WonderArts Poetry Slam with Kevin Devaney

Thursday, October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hardwick Street Café

–Free/donation–

We are thrilled to be hosting the spoken word poet, writer, and all-around fun guy Kevin Devaney in Greensboro! Devaney has traveled all over the country writing and performing poetry. Not only is he a fine poet, but he is a SLAM poet! Get ready for a great time at the Highland Center for the Arts as WonderArts hosts our very first Poetry Slam.

Sign-ups for the SLAM start at 6:30 pm and the Slam starts at 7 pm. Whether you are performing or watching, grab some food and drink from the Hardwick Street Café and enjoy!

WHAT’S A POETRY SLAM? A poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith. Poets perform their own original work and are judged Olympic-style by members of the audience.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OPEN MIC AND AN OPEN POETRY SLAM? Open mic performers have one stage opportunity to earn a round of applause. Slammers perform original poems in a three-round scored competition and are judged by 4-5 audience members to proceed into consecutive rounds.

FAQ’S: – There are three rounds – SLAM poets may perform one poem per round – There will be a prize for the slam finalist – You do not have to memorize the poem, but we highly recommend it.

Questions? Contact ceilidh@wonderartsvt.org