Still Waters Collective poetry slam tomorrow

I have no idea how I got on their listserve, but thought someone might want to know about it:

Let the verbal games begin! Who will slam their way onto the next Milwaukee National and Regional Poetry Slam Teams?  (You definitely want to be there to hear it all go down, word for WORD!)

Still Waters Open Mic : Milwaukee’s ONLY nationally-recognized SLAM

@ Taste of Art Cafe, 4701 W. Lisbon 8 pm- 10:15 pm Thursday, Sept. 10

SLAM! (Qualifyer #1)

Competitors MUST sign in by 8:20

    TO COMPETE, POETS MUST:

Sign up before 8:20 p.m.

Perform their own original works.

Not employ the use of any music, costumes or props.

Not exceed the time limit of 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

Not repeat any competition poems during slam season

Understand that judges are selected randomly from the audience.

Exhibit healthy sportspersonship at all times.
TO MAKE THE TEAM:

First, Second and Third place from each Slam! will advance to the Finals

At the Finals, 12 poets will compete in a three-round elimination slam

Top 5 will comprise Milwaukee’s 2010 National Slam Team; second 4 will
comprise Milwaukee’s 2010 Regional Slam Team

All slam team members must be 18 years old by July 31, 2010

All slam team members must sign a Team Contract prior to Finals, indicating their
understanding of team expectations, protocol, obligations and schedules

 

SLAM SCHEDULE

September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10
GRAND SLAM FINALS: January 21


 

PRELIM BOUTS WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:

Two rounds (however, poets should have three pieces, in case of a tie).

Order of first round determined by random draw.  Order of second round, simply
the reverse order.

Cumulative scores determine top performers.  First, second and third places advance to finals.

FINALS WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:

Three rounds (however, poets should have four pieces, in case of a tie).

Top 11 scores will advance to second round.

Top 10 scores will advance to third round.

Order of first round determined by random draw.  Order of second round, simply
the reverse order.  Third round, ordered randomly.

First, second, third, fourth and fifth position comprise Milwaukee National Team

Sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth comprise Milwaukee Regional Team

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