Henry Sampson here writing to you as the Event Coordinator for the National Poetry Slam.
We are very fortunate to be having the NPS 2011 in Boston/Cambridge, and NPS 2012 in Charlotte. Very exciting on both counts, and PSI is proud to be working with both of these cities for our premier event.
We are at the stage in the process of deciding where we are going to get to hear all of the great poetry that will be NPS 2013!
Here is the schedule that the EC has set out for the selection of the next host:
Fill out and submit vetting form to EC no later than January 25, 2011.
EC vets and informs submitter by Febuary 14, 2011.
Approved and vetted submissions posted publicly to SMs by February 19, 2011.
SM vote on posted bids (or PSi option) at SM Meeting March 2011.
If you are interesting in even just finding out more about the process, please email me at sampsonhenry at gmail.com
I can send you some of the information that could help you put together a successful bid for the event.
You can also find most of the information that you need in this forum. Look at the following thread:http://www.poetryslam.com/forum/index.php?topic=5438.0
This thread contains what the EC calls the Vetting information process. You will learn the types of info the EC wants to see in a bid, and it also gives you some info about how to start putting togehter your team to host NPS.
Bids may come from any source, slammasters, communities, arts organizations.
This process will put us on the normally scheduled vote for the slammasters at this March SM meeting at WOWPS.
Looking forward to hearing from you.