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What are the actual dates For NPS?
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:11:01 PM »
Just wondering when are the actual dates for NPS because BNV is august 7th -11th this year in chicago. That may clash with NPS and just wanted to know. Mike Guinn DFW Youth Slams and Fort Worth Slams....

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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
I think its August 5-10th
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 02:45:28 PM »
NO DATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR NPS YET. Sorry! Please don't spread rumors, folks!

You can always check the website for the most updated information. I promise that the dates will appear there as soon as they are confirmed:

http://nationalpoetryslam.com

Thanks for being patient!
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 12:43:31 AM »
Is not conflicting with BNV a priority? I know there is a lot of overlap here in Philly. Many poets who compete in our 'adult' slam, support, coach or attend youth slams and BNV.

Thanks for all of your hard work on NPS!

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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 10:03:48 AM »
I apologize for spreading rumors, that is why I said," I think its the 5th through the 10th", because I was under the impression that Nationals always begun the 1st Monday of the month through Saturday because some poets on teams are students and teachers and need to get back to prepare for school, to my understanding most schools across the country (not all) begin classes the 2nd and 3rd week of August.
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 09:29:26 PM »
Guys! Yes, we are aware of the conflict with BNV: they actually reached out to us directly, which is really cool. I also am aware that we traditionally run NPS in the first full week of August, in part because of conflicts for teachers; in the past, however, there has been a little flexibility in the tournament and we did run in the second full week of August back in 2011.

The dates of NPS are almost always contingent upon when a Finals venue will book us, and 2013 will be no different. We are working hard to secure an excellent Finals venue for NPS 2013, but we just aren't comfortable posting official dates until we are sure our venue is ready to contract.

My apologies for the delay, folks. Thanks again for being patient, and for keeping me informed about important conflicts!
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 11:19:58 AM »
Is there any chance of pushing NPS up to the last week in July-first half week of August, prior to BNV?
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 06:11:55 PM »
Karen, that seems unlikely: most of our target Finals venues are collegiate spaces, and summer sessions that use theater and music spaces will be holding their final productions around then.

We are shooting for the week after BNV if at all possible, but cannot guarantee that venues will work with us for those dates. Again, I'll update everyone as soon as I can!
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 06:13:58 PM by simone »
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »
Any updates on this? Would like to let our Semifinalists know the dates they need to book off, to see if they can commit. Thanks!
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Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 03:53:09 PM »
Dave, I promise to update the website and let everyone know as soon as we can confirm dates. Thanks for your patience!
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