Dallas Poetry Grind
Itís a Grind Coffeeshop
841 North Tarrant Pkwy # 100
Keller, TX 76248-6823
1st & 3rd Thursdays
6:00 Open Mic
6:30 Poetry Slam
No Cover, All Ages Open Mic and Poetry Slam featuring young poets from the Dallas and Tarrant Counties.
The focus for the Dallas Poetry Grind will be building in 2011. High School workshops and Youth Poetry Slams are scheduled through out the year beginning in January 2011. The Dallas Poetry Grind will not send a team to the National Poetry Slam in Boston-August 2011. We will attend and volunteer as part of the community. The Over 18 Poetry Slams will begin in September of 2011 to prepare for 2012.
The 2011 Season starts with workshops and preliminary slams at Southlake High School January 19-31st. The first Slam will be February 4th.
Workshops and Poetry Slams for Keller, Van Alstyne, Garland, Flower Mound, Plano and Celina will be posted in March.
The Over 18 Poetry Slams will begin September 2011. The Grand Slam Final for the 2011-12 Season will be in April 2012. Poets earn points for winning and attending slams.
1st place-3 points
2nd place-2 points
3rd place-1 point
Participation with out placing-1/2 point
Workshop participation 2 points.
Volunteer for community projects in the literary community (Local & National)- 2 points
MC/BM/DJ a weekly slam-1pt
The top 9 poets in points earn the right to slam in the Grand Slam in April for a spot on the team. The point scales slides with the amount of participation. We also have a last chance slam for places 10-20 two weeks before the grand slam to fill the 10th spot. Up until this year, we allowed the Grand Slam Champion the right to choose to go to iWPS. This year we will have a slam off for iWPS and WOWps based on point accumulation. Replacement poets will be chosen in order of finish of the Grand Slam.
In 2012 it has been decided we will take 4 members and an alternate. If a team member drops out the alternate will move up. We will not go deeper than the sixth place poet in the slam off to field a team