Tuesday, April 12 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Teen & College Poetry Slams!

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A poetry slam is an outlet for poets to express their voices by performing their work in the form of a competition, scored by an audience of judges. It's a dynamic event where creative thinkers explore their words on the page and out loud, not to mention have a blast with the audience and with one another.

The Get Lit! poetry slams turn the stage over to teens (15-18) and college students of any age. Participants are welcome to participate alone or in teams at these energetic contests.

At the teen and college slams, each participant should bring two poems, and each performance will be scored, following the same rules as Spokane Poetry Slam. Poets are judged on content, originality and performance, and limited to three minutes per round. The host for the event will be poet and arts organizer Mark Anderson!

Registration begins 30 minutes before each slam. Registration is free, but we ask that participants bring canned food for the WITC drive. For more information, contact witc.ewu@gmail.com.

The poetry slams are hosted by EWU's Writers in the Community, a program which allows graduate students to volunteer at area schools, correctional facilities, shelters, and other community organizations as creative writing teachers.

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is a poet and co-founder of Broken Mic, a weekly poetry open mic that has served as catalyst to the Spokane poetry scene. In 2012 he received the first Ken Warfel Fellowship for poets who have made substantial contributions to their communities.

Tuesday April 12, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
The Bartlett 228 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

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