The NorthBEAST Regional is a competitive poetry event held this year on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. Nationally registered slam venues from New England and beyond are invited to compete for bragging rights, poetic glory, and a spot at the 2010 National Poetry Slam.
Come out to watch the fun on Friday, December 4, as poetry teams from all over the northeastern U.S. deliver all the tricks of storytelling, theatre, stand-up comedy, and cold hard poetry to wheedle points from judges selected from the audience.
Then, on Saturday, December 5, feel free to join in at our daytime workshops and open mics to try your hand at performance poetry yourself. Finally, on Saturday night, we’ll present the top eight poets of the weekend, plus wildcard representatives from Cambridge's Lizard Lounge and Lowell's Mill City poetry slams, for a ten-poet battle royale for the NorthBEAST 2009 individual title!
Tickets to both nights' events will be available at the door for $5 per night (with a 2 night pass available on Friday night for $8). Cash only; no credit cards or personal checks. All ages welcome; be advised some poets use colorful language.
This event is co-sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University and The NH Writer's Project and we thank them greatly for all their assistance!