It’s the SLAM of the century!

​A poetry slam for the ages! Will you be there this Friday?


This Friday, February 16th: our Community Partner, Arts Corps, presents the Youth Speaks Seattle WILD CARD Slam, part of the 2017-18 Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series. Whether you're there to slam it down yourself or watch others at work, this is a fantastic way to spend your Friday night!

Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle's poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to Chicago for BNV 2018. Stay tuned for the GRAND SLAM on April 21st @ The Neptune Theatre!

This event will be hosted by poet Will Giles, with music from DJ Duo Triple B (Büg Büs and Bäsil).

6:00 pm // Sign ups
6:30 pm // Slam starts
9:30 pm // Slam ends

- MUST be age 13-19
- Bring 3 (THREE) original poems to perform
- Each poem NO LONGER than 3 minutes and 40 seconds
- Come early to sign up!
- Each poet can only compete in ONE prelim slam, but if you don’t qualify, you will get another chance to slam at the Wild Card.

If you are planning to slam, you must read through this page.



See the WILD CARD Slam at:
Centilia Cultural Center
1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St
Seattle, WA 98144

$5 youth
$10 adults
(FYI: no one is turned away for lack of $$$)

Nearby buses: 36, Light Rail, 60, 50, 107
This is not a scent free event.
There will be gender neutral bathrooms available.
The front door entrance is wheelchair accessible.

More info about poetry slams & how this works on ArtsCorps' website.

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