Show us your stuff at our first-ever SLAM! Poetry Event. In recognition of National Poetry Month, Pat the Dog Playwright Centre is launching a monthly slam poetry event to spotlight local poets and artists, offer a community forum to explore next steps for the K-W poetry community as a whole, and provide an advocacy space where artists can call attention to other community issues and causes.

In this spoken-word poetry competition, judges and performers come from the audience itself. Got something to say? You’ll have three minutes at the mike. Participants are welcomed on a first-come basis. Sign up early online via our Facebook Group, SLAM! ‘Box in a Button, or at the event itself.

To encourage creativity, First Prize goes to the highest scoring poet; Second Prize goes to the lowest scoring poet. In partnership with the Living Earth Festival, the winner also receives promotion through a spotlight poetry set at the inaugural Speaker’s Corner spoken word event (part of the Living Earth Festival!) on Saturday, April 24. More prize details still to come!

Can’t make the event? Join the discussion or look for future slam events on our SLAM! ‘Box in a Button Facebook Group.

Whether you wish to perform or just listen, the event is pay-what-you-can and open to all.

April 23, 2010
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Button Factory
25 Regina Street South,
Waterloo, ON