WeSlam Featuring G Yamazawa: Preliminary Slam No. 2

Weslam is back with more poetry for Homecoming:

10 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the next four spots in the Wesleyan Final Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words THIS SATURDAY @7:30 in 200 Church. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (hit the jump at the end for IMPORTANT DETAILS ON SIGNING UP). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

Our feature is the fantastic G Yamazawa. Only 21, G Yamazawa is widely considered one of the top young spoken word artists in the country, having featured in venues including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the historic Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe. He is a National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and two-time Southern Fried Champion.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A WORKSHOP lead by G himself in PAC 136 @ 2pm on Saturday 10/20 (The same day as the slam)

G knows the elections are coming up. G wants your vote. Check out this poem!

Questions? Email: Weslam(wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Place:200 Church
  • Date: Saturday, October 20th
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Facebook? Of course

There is a NEW SIGN-UP PROCEDURE for this slam! If you want to slam, email Weslam.wesleyan@gmail.com on October 20th (the day of the slam) AFTER 5pm. The first 9 poets to email after 5pm will be guaranteed spots in the slam. All the other poets to email will be placed in the lottery.

To compete in a preliminary slam, you need TWO poems (10 poets in the first round, 7 move on to the 2nd round). For those who have slammed before: YOUR FIRST ROUND POEM MUST NEVER HAVE BEEN PERFORMED AT A COLLEGE SLAM. This means at Wesleyan last year, or at any other college. Your second round poem does not have to be new.

This is the second of THREE preliminary slams the will be held throughout the semester. The TOP FOUR poets from each preliminary slam will move on to the Final Slam. The Final Slam, held in December, will create a 5 person slam poetry team, who will represent Wesleyan at collegiate slams next semester.