Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gemineye's NYC Birthday Bash Slam for Spoken Word Poets, Actors, Storytellers - Thurs, June 9

Come join Inspired Word host and 3-time Def Poetry star Gemineye celebrate his birthday @ the third leg of the Slam Master Jam!

This is the third of 5 Inspired Word slams in 2011. The winners in each of the first 4 slams will be eligible to face off in the championship finals in Dec. for $500 in total prize money: $300 (+ paid 2012 feature spot) for 1st place. $100 for 2nd. $75 for 3rd. $25 for 4th.

Note: No $$$ prizes awarded for THIS leg of the 5-leg series.

Open to poets, actors, spoken word artists, and storytellers.

Time limit escalates from 3 minutes to 4, then to 5, as one advances.


When: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Where: One and One Bar & Restaurant (downstairs Nexus Lounge)
76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue)
Manhattan, NYC
Phone: (212) 598-9126

Time: 7pm (sign-up starts @ 6:30, first come, first served)

Cover Charge: $10



20 slots, three rounds:

First round - 20 (3-minute time limit)

Second round - Top 4 (4-minute time limit)

Third round - Top 2 (5-minute time limit)

Strict Guidelines: strict time limit each round (though there's a ten-second grace period; if the person goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score), must be original work, must be a different piece each round (so MAKE SURE you bring THREE pieces).

Of the scores the person receives from five judges, the high and low scores will be dropped and the middle three get added together, giving the person a total score of 0-30. The highest scores in each round advance.

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