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Speaker Box Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Wed, 19 October 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
All Ages and skill levels are welcome.
Doors are 6:30pm and show begins at 7pm sharp.
$5 at the door.
THE SPEAKER BOX SERIES:
Each month on the 3rd Wednesday we produce a show in the back room of the Falcon & Firkin. We start with an open mic (musicians, comedians, authors, rappers, poets and all performers welcome), follow it up with 2 rounds of a poetry slam and a feature set by a touring artist in-between. Come out and flex your skills in the competitive slam or find your voice in a safe place with the open mic. Please arrive early to sign up, we have limited spots available.
INTERESTED IN OUR OPEN MIC?
There is an open mic available before the slam for anyone that wants to share their work on stage in a supportive and safe environment. We encourage all types of performers from musicians to comedians and the occasional ranter!
INTERESTED IN COMPETING IN THE SLAM?
The rules are quite simple. Bring 2 of your poems ready to perform. Memorized or read from paper / phones / sweaty palms is okay. We have 10 slots open for 2 rounds, and give 3 minutes with a 10 second grace period for every poet to drop their fire, with a 0.5 penalty for every 10 seconds over time. Score keepers and timer's will handle the details for you. No props or instruments are allowed within the slam. Team pieces of 2 or more performers are allowed.
ABOUT OUR FEATURE:
This month we will be featuring our current Team members as a special send off show before they head to Winnipeg for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word aka the Nationals!
THE SLAM SEASON:
We will be running our slam season from October to April with FINALS being in May 2017. This means poets have the chance to rack up points in the slam season and the top 10 will compete during FINALS for the 5 spots to form the 2017 Team that will be featured at provincial and national competitions.
Want to know more:
Facebook page: Speaker Box Show
Follow us: www.twitter.com/spkrboxshow
Tweet us using #SPKRBOX
A sincere thank you from the Speaker Box Committee to each and every one of you. We're excited to see you come out again or for the first time and are always striving to produce the best possible shows.
Special thank The Mayor's Endowment Fund of Richmond Hill for continued support and financial assistance.