Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival
**** PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS TWO DAYS @ TWO DIFFERENT VENUES
FRIDAY NIGHT HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SPRING BRANCH CAMPUS
SATURDAY NIGHT - ALLEY THEATRE******
The Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival is the first home grown festival in Houston to feature a poetry slam.
Over 40 performance poets from across the region and the nation will compete for cash prizes in a thrilling display of poetic virtuosity. Poetry slam is competitive performance poetry. Since the 1980s poetry slam has grown as the premier performance poetry genre involving poets performing their original work before judges for Olympic style scores.
The very best slam poets skillfully emphasize their skill with poetic craft, and then deliver their work with dramatic performances that often leave audiences mesmerized.
Schedule of Events:
Friday - Preliminary Bouts (40 Poets competing in 4 seperate bouts) 7:00pm - 9:00pm & 9:00pm - 11:00pm @ Houston Community College, 1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 Performing Arts Center
Saturday - 12:00-1:00pm - Writing Workshop, location: Houston Community College, 1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 Performing Arts Center
Saturday - 1:00-2:00pm - Location: Houston Community College, 1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043 Performing Arts CenterSmooth
Description of Workshop: As Alabaster: Dramatic Description in Poetry was specially prepared for the Bayou City Poetry Festival.
Presenter: Since 1997, Cedric Ary a.k.a. Brother Said has developed a performance style deeply rooted in the belief that poetry is first and foremost an oral art form. For the past thirty years he has studied numerous classic text on writing, and developed a unique understanding of how dramatic structure enriches all the writing disciplines - originating with poetry. He has curated a production for Voices Breaking Boundaries; served as Slammaster for Houston Poetry Slam; co-produced the monthly poetry variety show Poetry In ReVerse from 2014 - 2015 at Costas Elixir Lounge; and was a 2010 HAA Individual Artist Grant recipient. His poetry CDs include Urban Kinky Soul Epiphany and A Taste of Honey. More recently his poetry can be heard in the KHOU Stand for Houston commercials.
Saturday - 7:00pm-10:00pm FINALS - 10 Poets Compete, Location Alley Theatre Hubbard Stage - 615 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas 77002.
Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
HCC Spring Branch Campus (Friday night) AND Alley Theatre (Saturday night) (View)
1010 W Sam Houston PKWY N (HCC) 615 Texas Avenue (Alley)
Houston, TX 77002