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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Bri Gowdy

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the third qualifier for our second semi-final for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Bri Gowdy! More about Bri: Bri Gowdy is a poet from Portland Oregon. In January she was published in The Rising Phoenix Review. Bri has traveled the country performing poetry and hosting workshops on writing and performance. Her chap book There is Room for You Here, (that is undoubtedly a Scorpio) covers topics such as self love, friendship and god stuff. Bri is most inspired when she is working with youth poets, or leading workshops. Bri above all…

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Slamlandia March Literary Arts ft. SJ

Join us on MARCH 12TH for a Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam! Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 7:00 PM Literary Arts 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 incredible Cheryl Maddalena! Sarah Jean Valiquette is a Canadian actor, poet, photographer, fight director, and Pisces, as well as the creator and curator of (re)markable project. SJ has studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Banff Centre for the Arts and has a BFA in theatre from the University of…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Joy Young

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the first qualifier for our second semi-final for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Joy Young! More about Joy: Joy Young is a performance and teaching spoken word artist based in Phoenix, AZ. Their work has been featured on Button Poetry and Everyday Feminism as well as on stages and in colleges and classrooms across the country. They are the cofounder and editor of Prickly Pear Printing, a project dedicated to highlighting written and visual work with a focus on growth, beauty, and the celebration of queer bodies. Whether creating storytelling curriculum…

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Slamlandia Semi Finals ft. Lee Chapman

Join us on MARCH 5th for our semi final slam at Rocking Frog Cafe! Doors at 6:00 PM For this one off show, there will not be an open mic and the slam will be closed – so no sign ups! Show begins at 6:30 PM. Rocking Frog Cafe 2511 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97214 This show is all ages. Please see our Accessibility and Safer Space info below. There is a $1-5 suggested donation. This show will determine which four poets move on to our Grand Slam on April 5th. We will see the following eight poets compete for the top four slots: — Ty Brack — Red O’Hare — Stephen Meads — Space — Vivian Knezevich — Sarah Bat — Josh Gross…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Brianna Renae

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the first qualifier for our second semi-final for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from The Portland Poetry Slam WOWPS representative, Brianna Renae! More about Brianna: Brianna Renae is a spoken word artist from Portland, Oregon. She started writing as a way to heal herself and was pleased to find out that her words helped heal others as well. Brianna’s work centers around themes of activism for equality, vulnerability of love, and raw black girl magic. All of her work is centered from a female perspective. Brianna’s poetry embraces her intersectionality as a…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Revolution

REVOLUTION: Prepare a five-minute story about rebellion. Renewal, upheaval, or ridding a system of evil. Whether macro or micro, tell us about a moment of complete transformation, progression, regression. A call to arms or a call to action, share a story of change and the power of resistance. This venue is 21+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts Additional Information About the Venue This venue is 21+.

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Team Semi Final and Open Mic

Join us for a team semi-final and open mic!!! The top two poets from the last four slam will be competing! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will be at our venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also note that we start a little earlier then at previous venues. Accessibility info: Tiny’s is on the 6 bus line, which is a frequent service line. It is a quarter mile from the the streetcar line and about a half mile away from the max. The building and stage is wheelchair accessible and most of the seating…

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Slamlandia February Literary Arts ft. Cheryl Maddalena

Join us on FEBRUARY 13TH for a Thursday Poetry Open Mic and Slam! This is the last a qualifying slam to get into our semi finals. Doors and sign-ups are at 6:30 PM Get there on time to get a spot in the open mic or slam! Show begins at 7:00 PM Literary Arts 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 incredible Cheryl Maddalena! Cheryl Maddalena is a poet, mom, engineer, and psychologist… but not all at the same time. Known for her eclectic catalog and group piece composition, she has reached National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, Group Piece,…

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Doc Luben

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!! This will be the fourth slam in our qualifying season for the International Poetry Slam! There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away. We will have a feature from Doc Luben! More about Doc: Doc Luben has been a featured poet at diverse venues throughout North America, from coffee shops to colleges to ComicCons. They have produced three poetry collections including Love Letters or Suicide Notes. They know secrets only robots know. They have represented Portland at Eight National poetry events. We will be at our venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for…

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The Moth: StorySLAM: Love Hurts

LOVE HURTS: Prepare a five-minute tale about a love that made you go OUCH. The agony of deferred love! The misery of good love, gone bad! The anguish of one-way love! Bring stories of your heart, kicked to the curb by the people or places or things you love…or used to love. Love that “Hurts So Good” also welcome. This venue is 17+ *Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET. *Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final. Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts

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