Tag Archives: slam poetry

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


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 Presents: The Informational Meeting (TODAY)

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

Marc Bamuthi Joseph: Thursday, July 18 at the CFA Theater

If you watch the video above, and then watch the one after the jump, you’ll get a sense for Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s talent. Combining dance, slam poetry, and storytelling, his performances are super lively and exciting. He’s back at Wes, where he last performed two years ago in summer 2011. Be sure to check him out! Blurb from the CFA and another video past the jump:

WeSLAM Presents: The 24-Hour Group Slam (feat. The Good News Poetry Tour)


Oh Boy:

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.

Interested in a 24-Hour Group Poetry Slam?


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.

Existence and Resistance: Tahani Salah to Hit Earth House, Speak Words

JJ Mitchell ’15 writes in:

Come to Earth House and hear Palestinian-American slam poet Tahani Salah! This incredible artist will be sharing poems about oppression, injustice, hope, and resilience. Existence and resistance.

She will also be there to answer questions about life as a Palestinian activist in Brooklyn.

Sponsored by Wesleyan Students for Justice In Palestine, WeSLAM, the Religion Department, the American Studies Department, SALD, SBC and the Office of Residential Life.

Place: Earth House
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8:30 pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free
Facebook: No.

WestCo Open Mic

From Willie Zabar ’16:

Come to the WestCo Cafe to see Wesleyan’s undiscovered talent at the biggest open mic of the year OF ALL TIME.

Music, comedy, poetry, and other cool things will happen.

Show off your talents and support your friends (but stay for the other acts too because that’s what a good person does).

Date: Tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28);
Time:  signups at 9:00 pm, show at 9:30 pm
Place: WestCo Café

WeSLAM Informational Meeting

From Zach Goldberg ’13:

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 TOMORROW in Allbritton 103. We will watch some poetry, go over the poetry slam rules, and possibly write some experimental pieces. If you plan to compete in any poetry slams this year, it is very important that you attend this meeting!

Date:  Saturday, 9/15
Time: 3:00pm
Place: Allbritton 103

TURN THE VOLUME UP! Open Mic@200 Church

From the slammin’ Kara Wernick ’15:

After WeSlam’s killer short-poem slam last week (seriously, you missed out if you weren’t there), Writer’s Bloc is joining the party with some open-mic madness! New shit? Old shit?? Looking to sing/slam/spit??? Then come to 200 Church on Tuesday, February 21st at 8:00 pm, and CRANK IT UP!

…seriously, what else would you rather do on a Tuesday night?

Location:   200 Church Lounge
Date:           Tuesday, February 21st
Time:          8:00 pm (Sign-ups open at 7:45)

Co-sponsored by WeSlam and Writer’s Bloc