Monday, January 9, 2017

One Mic Open: Youth International Slam Poetry Jan 27

Friday, January 27 at 8 PM - 11:30 PM
Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
11625 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

It's time!
The first of two semi finals is here!
This will being the process of creating the International Youth Slam Poetry team for represent Cleveland, OH via One Mic Open for the third year running!

The festival is called Brave New Voices, run by Youth Speaks

If you'd like to register, please message One Mic Open via Facebook or the contact page on www.onemicopen.com or sign up at the event.

$3 for Students
$5 for Adults

Doors open at 8pm.
Event will start promptly at 8:30 with the open mic (5 min max on the mic), followed by the slam (rules below).
Do NOT try to be fashionably late!

Youth interested must be between 13-19
Cannot turn 20 before July 2017

Slamming and place among the top percentage of poets will grant you a slot in finals.

If you don't qualify at this semi final event, no worries! 
You'll have another opportunity in Feb (details to be posted early Feb)

Check http://onemicopen.com/youth-slam-team for more detailed rules

*Slam Rules*

  • No props/musical accompanyment etc.
  • 3 minute time limit
  • 30 second grace period
  • .5 points deducted for every 10 seconds over
  • Your time starts with your first word, or when you engage the audience.
  • You will be scored by 5 judges (0-10) the low and high will be dropped, with the remaining 3 added together.

And check out the One Mic Open facebook page

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau