Emily Weitzman ’14 writes:
Do you like spoken word poetry? Have you ever thought about competing in a poetry slam? WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s slam poetry community, will be holding an informational meeting TODAY in Usdan 110 at 5:30 PM. We will watch some poetry, go over the poetry slam rules for competing this semester, and discuss the many ways to get involved with WeSLAM.
If you want to compete in any poetry slams this year, but can’t make the meeting, email weslam.wesleyan(at)gmail(dot)com.
- WHEN?: Today at 5:30pm
- WHERE?: Usdan 110
Have I a treat for you!
Come on out to the first poetry slam of the semester tonight! Two-person poems will be written, edited, and rehearsed in the 24 hours before the slam. These pieces will be raw, fresh, and/or tasty, so you will not want to miss out on the feast. Who will win? (It doesn’t matter.) Come out and see!
There will be an open mic before the slam, during which all acts are welcome. Come up and do your crazy act with the monkey if it strikes your fancy so.
And The Good News Poetry Tour will be featuring! Check out a poem from one of them here.
- DATE?: Today (Sat., February 23)
- TIME?: 7:30pm
- PLACE?: WestCo Café
- FACEBOOK?: Here.
- PANDA?: Panda.
More about the illustriously Good News Poetry Tour after the jump, for proof of their brilliance.
WeSLAM, Wesleyan’s premiere spoken-word organization, wants to know if you would be interested in participating a 24-hour group slam. Basically what this means is that you would be paired up with a fellow poet on a Friday night, you would brainstorm ideas for a group piece (examples: 1, 2, and 3), and then you would wake up early Saturday morning and get writing. On Saturday night, you would compete against other group poems for a chance at first place.
If this sounds remotely fun to you at all, then please email Coz Deicke ’15 at cdeicke(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Dear Poet ’12 / ’13 / ’14 / ’15:
Tomorrow (Saturday), from 1:30-3:30, on the top floor of Allbritton (same spot as last Sunday’s general interest meeting), we will be hosting a Slam Workshop!!!
What’s a Slam Workshop? Thanks for asking! The slam workshop will be an open forum for you to bring in any work you’ve got, polished or unpolished, that you’re considering using in a slam setting. A lot of it will be guided by what you, the people, are interested in doing, but on the big picture level we’ll be messing around with both the writing and performance of your poems, working to take them to that next level, and bring out all the dope-ass-awesomeness that might be hiding just below the surface. More after the jump!