On Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m., Poetry & Art hosts the first poetry/visual art combination slam for writers, artists and performers. Our second event of 2008 is a winner-takes-all poetry competition with a slight twist: Performers who bring and show visual art connected in some way to their poetry will earn extra points. Performers may also use (and are encouraged to use) artwork hanging in the museum’s current exhibit. Simply pick a painting, and we’ll display it front and center for the audience while you read. Winner takes home $300.
What is Poetry Slam? Here is the official word from Poetry Slam, Inc.: “A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance.”
This is our first Poetry Slam in the museum so chances are good that you’ll get in and score high. Signups start at 6:30 p.m., but you can pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take only 18 performers so signup quickly to secure your spot! Top three finishing poets will be considered for a full feature in the Museum of the Living Artist. Come on down and slam, judge or simply enjoy the show!