Calling All Poets

The Boulder JCC will be hosting a Poetry Slam on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm in HaSifria: The Library at the Boulder JCC. Snacks and drinks will be served. A poetry slam is a spoken word audience participation program, where anyone with an original poem, song lyrics, haiku, or limerick can present and be judged by a panel of audience members.  

Everyone is invited to present, for a maximum of three minutes with audience members as judges. We are seeking a broad range of voices, styles, cultural traditions, and approaches to writing and performance. Your work must be yours, but it can be published. The Poetry Slam is a modern invention meant to break with the past image of poetry as an elitist or rigid art form. The poetry slam will be hosted by Jonathan Montgomery. Montgomery is editor-in-chief of Boulder Poetry Tribe. An MFA graduate from Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School in 2005, he currently works as an English professor at Front Range Community College. 

Poetry Slam
Wednesday, February 19 | 6:30 pm
$5 until 48 hours before the event, $10

Advance registration is recommended and you will be able to indicate that you would like to perform. To register over the phone, call 303-998-1900.

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