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WeSLAM Presents: Preliminary Slam #1 (feat. Megan Falley)

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Emily Weitzman ’14 writes:

The first preliminary slam of the semester is here.

10 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first three spots in the Wesleyan Final Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience.

If you’ve never been to a slam before: come! If you’ve been to every slam we’ve ever had: come! You will laugh and snap and cheer and cry and maybe make some silly faces. WeSLAM is going into its 4th year, and we want to start it off right. You’re not going to want to miss this.

But that’s not all. We’re starting off the semester with an unbelievable guest feature and host: MEGAN FALLEY!

  • WHEN?: Friday at 7:30pm
  • WHERE?: WestCo Café
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

For those interested in participating in the slam, there is more info below the jump.

WeSLAM Featuring Franny Choi: Preliminary Slam No. 3

The good folks of WeSLAM bring you the third and final preliminary slam of the semester. For poets interested in signing up to perform, there is important SIGN UP INFORMATION after the jump!

Come to Malcolm X House this Saturday to watch 10 poets battle it out to decide the final 4 competitors in the grand slam final! These 4, along with the 8 other finalists from previous preliminaries, will compete on December 5th for one of 5 slots on Wesleyan’s slam poetry team.

This weekend we are poetically blessed to have Franny Choi as our feature. Franny was a finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and a finalist at both the 2011 National Poetry Slam and the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Franny also works as an organizer with the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM), a non-profit that challenges and supports Southeast Asian youth to become leaders, organizers, and critical thinkers. Franny is undoubtedly going to bring the house down.

Franny will also be hosting a workshop at 2pm on Saturday (day of the slam!) in Usdan 110. Come practice, come hang, come spend a few hours not worrying about homework.

Seating IS LIMITED, so if you want to go down with it, make sure to get there on time!

Date: Saturday, Nov 17th
Time: 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Place: Malcom X House
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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)