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Slamlandia August Revolution Hall ft. Stephen Meads
Join us for our AUGUST Poetry Open Mic and Slam – at our first ever show at Revolution Hall!
Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM
Get there on time to get a spot in the poetry open mic or slam!
Show begins at 7:00 PM.
1300 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97214
This show is all ages.
Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below.
There is a $10 cover fee at the door.
First place of the poetry slam walks way with $50 and the Slamlandia trophy!
We will have an spotlight performance from the incomparable Stephen Meads!
Stephen Meads (he/him), originally a Bay-based poet, has been living and performing in Portland for over seven years. He has featured at slams all across the country – from Portland, Maine to Honolulu, Hawaii. Stephen stormed IWPS in 2013, 2014, 2017, and has competed in NPS five times with various teams. He has been featured on Drunk in a Midnight Choir, SlamFind, Write About Now, and Button Poetry, and he occasionally contributes to the web-site Nailed. He was one of the founders and organizers of the Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam. Stephen eats a lot of pizza, is the champion of pro-wrestling factoids, and hates writing poet bios. More information about Stephen can be found at https://www.facebook.com/whoisthespirit
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The open mic will start the show out. The open mic is a great way to share your wonderful poetry! You can share 1-2 poems lasting a maximum of 3 minutes.
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☆ The slam will be 2 rounds.
The first 12 poets to sign up will perform in the 1st round.
☆ Poems will be scored on a scale of 0-10. There will be 5 judges. The lowest score and highest score for each poet will be dropped and the middle 3 scores will be added together.
☆ There is a 3 minute time limit for poems performed in the slam – with a 10 second grace period. A 1/2-point time penalty will be subtracted from the poet’s score for every 10 seconds they go past the time limit.
☆ The 6 poets with the highest scores will move on to the 2nd round.
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There is a ramp outside near the field that will take you up to the entrance and avoid the stairs. The event is on the bottom floor of the building. There is a public bathroom also on the first level. Any seating can be adjusted to make room for any accessibility equipment.
★ •*´¨`*• S A F E R • S P A C E • P O L I C Y •*´¨`*• ★
(1) – Slamlandia is committed to the safety of our community and all of its members. This includes but is not limited to performers, audience members, venue staff, volunteers, featured poets, and Executive Council members. We will not allow any act of hate, bigotry, harassment, or violence within our space and will prohibit the entrance of those who have committed these acts in or outside of our space.
(2) – The Slamlandia community is a community based in consent. It is the responsibility of individuals initiating contact to receive enthusiastic consent for the following activities:
☆ Physical contact
☆ Discussion of personal or heavy topics
☆ Discussion of poetry shared on stage
(3) – Slamlandia does not censor our mic and space – with the exception of hate speech. Hate speech includes, but is not limited to threats of violence, the use of slurs for a group you do not belong to, racism, sexism, transphobia, transmisogyny, homophobia, classicism, and ableism.
☆ Marginalized voices expressing anger toward the group of people oppressing them does not fall under the category of hate speech.
☆ In the event that a performer is using hate speech on stage, an Executive Council member will end their performance and ask them to leave the stage.
☆ In the event that a performer uses hate speech, it is the responsibility of the Executive Council to explain to the performer why this was a violation of our hate speech policy to the best of their ability and point them to resources for further explanation.