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Paris Lit Up Slam Competitions – 1, 2, 3 Down for the count

Paris Lit Up Slam Competitions – 1, 2, 3 Down for the count

Paris Lit Up is holding its first-ever Slam Competitions! In preparation for the Grand Slam 2015, we’re training at our open Slam Poetry Workshops, hosted by Slam Champion Megan Bullick every other week. Once you’re all buffed up, you’ll have the chance to take the gloves off in any of our 3 Slam Competitions!

The First Competition will be held on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30pm at La Mutinerie (176 rue Saint-Martin, 75003, Paris)

The Second Competition will be hosted by Poets Live and held on Tuesday, April 7th at Berkeley Books (8 Rue Casimir Delavigne, 75006, Paris)

The Third Competition will be hosted at Paris Lit Up Open Mic on Thursday, May 7th at Culture Rapide (103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020, Paris)

The winners of the three slams will compete in a final slam to determine who will continue onwards to the Coupe du Monde, held during the 12th Grand Slam National from June 1-7th.

How to

  • The competition is open to all poets
  • Poets can sign up the evening of the competition
  • Poems must be original and memorized
  • Props, costumes, and music are not permitted
  • Poems must not exceed three minutes
  • Scores range between zero and ten
  • Five audience members will be chosen at random to act as judges for the event
  • The poets with the highest scores will continue on to the next rounds, each round reducing the number of competing poets by half until the final round

More info

Check out the website for the Grand Slam 2014 here: http://www.grandslam2014.com/

What some more info on slam poetry?
http://www.powerpoetry.org/actions/5-tips-slam-poetry
http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/brief-guide-slam-poetry

 

 

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