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2013 Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam
Great Hall at Town Hall
Seattle, WA
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Seattle Poetry Slam Presents its Annual Grand Slam: the verbal throwdown to determine who will qualify for the four-member team of performance poets to represent Seattle at the National Poetry Slam in Boston, MA this August. The event will feature a performance by NYC poet and publisher Mahogany Browne along with a showcase of some of the best performers who have graced the stage at our weekly show and a tribute to the late and great Jack McCarthy.

!!!!!!!!THIS IS AN ALL-AGES SHOW!!!!!!!

NOTE: Tickets WILL be available at the door. CASH ONLY.

Seattle Slam is honored to present our feature this year - Mahogany L. Browne. The Cave Canem Fellow is the Editor of the women's anthology His Rib: Stories, Poems & Essays by HER and author of several books including her latest book of poems: Swag. She has released five LPs including the live album Sheroshima.

As co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production, Jam On It, and co-producer of NYC's 1st Performance Poetry Festival: SoundBites Poetry Festival, Mahogany bridges the gap between lyrical poets and literary emcee. Her freelance journalism can be found in magazines Uptown, KING, XXL, The Source, Canada's The Word and UK's MOBO. She facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country, focusing on women empowerment and youth mentoring. She is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO's Brave New Voices and is the publisher of Penmanship Books, a small press for performance artists and owns PoetCD.Com, an on-line marketing and distribution company for poets. Mahogany is currently the slam host & curator of the Friday Night Slam Series at the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

A Poetry Slam is a performance poetry competition invented in the 80s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith. Poets are judged on content, originality and performance by randomly selected audience members. Audience members are encouraged to try to influence the judges through their applause or boos. The result is raucous, inspirational, and moving.The Seattle Poetry Slam has been operating since 1992 and is Seattles longest running weekly show. Currently it operates every Tuesday night at Re-bar in Downtown Seattle.
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Great Hall at Town Hall (View)
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street)
Seattle, WA 98101
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > All Ages

Minimum Age: 12
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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Apr 26, 2013 11:20 PM
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