February 23rd, 2020 Black History Month Poetry Slam. $100 First Prize. Hosted by Jenice Pleasant. A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience. Up to twelve local poets may sign up for the three-round poetry slam. After the first round, only eight poets will perform in the second round, and only four poets will perform in the final round. Each poet will perform one original poem without musical accompaniment, props, or costumes within the three-minute time limit. They will be judged on a scale of zero to ten with the lowest and the highest scores dropped to give the highest possible score of thirty. The winner of the slam will receive $100 prize. All poetry styles welcome. 1 East Coffee Street. Greenville, SC 29601. 7:30 pm. $10. Produced by Wits End Poetry. www.witsendpoetry.com
WILL CALL TICKETS. You can reserve advanced tickets via Cashapp $witsendpoetry. Put date of show in the note. Then pick up your tickets at the box office located outside the theater doors. Avoid Eventbrite fees. You will receive a confirmation from Kimberly Simms, executive director of Wits End Poetry.
ALL TICKETS CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER SHOW BY EMAILING WITSENDPOETRYSC@GMAIL.COM ON NIGHT OF SHOW YOU CAN’T ATTEND.
Join us for the longest-running poetry showcase in South Carolina, celebrating 17 years of exciting poetry programming since 2002. Wits End’s Say What Sundays Poetry Events are at Coffee Underground at 7:30 pm in Downtown Greenville every Sunday night. 1 E. Coffee Street. Featured poets and poetry slams plus our weekly open mic. All poetry styles welcome. Shows often sell out, so get their early or buy tickets at Eventbrite!
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