Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.
Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.
Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!
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Slamlandia WoWPS Finals ft. Bella
December 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us on DECEMBER 12TH for our 2019 WoWPS finals!
This slam will be closed, as poets who have qualified will be competing to potentially be sent to the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas, TX, in 2020. There is no open mic for this show.
Doors at 6:30 PM
No sign ups for this show
Show begins at 7:00 PM
925 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97205
This show is all ages.
Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below.
No door admission.
We will have a feature from the out-of-this-world Bella!
Bella is a Southern California grown writer who resides in Portland, Oregon. She is the 2019 Portland Poetry Grand Slam Champion, and has performed at various events such as the WeMake Disrupt Conference, Invisible Spectrums and Intersect Fest. Her poem Joy will be featured in Black Arts Tables Anthology set to release in spring 2020. Bella’s poetry centers around her experiences being a woman of color, her eating disorder, abusive relationships, and the hope between it all. Side Effects of Remembering the Little Things is her debut book with Lightship Press. Through her work she hopes to create connection, conversation, and understanding so we all feel a little less alone.
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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 one entrance with no stairs. The event is on the bottom floor of the building. Any seating can be adjusted to make room for any accessibility equipment. There is also a bathroom that can be accessed on the first floor.
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(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.