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Here are the results of the Dwntown Poetry Krewe
Saturday July 26, 2014 Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam
That took place @ the Rosa Parks Transportation Center
101 Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70501

Round#1
1. Candor                        29.6
2. Eljay                           26.5
3. The Naked Truth         26.6
4. Moonshyne                 28.2
5. Hungry Hungry           27.9
6. Regina Hellfire             26.1
7. Yah Fu                        29.7

Round#2
1. Yah Fu                          28.9 (58.6)
2. Candor                         29.4 (59.0)
3. Moonshyne                   26.4 (54.6)
4. Hungry Hungry             29.4 (57.3)
5. The Naked Truth           30.0 (56.6)
6. Eljay                             27.1 (53.6)
7. Regina Hellfire               25.3 (51.4)

Final Results
1. Candor                            59.0 (10 points)
2. Yah Fu                            58.6 (7 points)
3. Hungry Hungry               57.3 (5 points)
4. The Naked Truth             56.6 (3 points)
5. Moonshyne                     54.6 (1 point)
6. Eljay                               53.6 (1 point)
7. Regina Hellfire                 51.4 (1 point)

Attached are the official point standings as of August 1, 2014
(We have 4 more events for poets to earn points toward the January 2015 Grand Slam Finals!!!

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General Discussion / New updates from Lafayette, LA.
« on: July 23, 2014, 12:52:17 PM »
Ladies & Gentlemen, there have been some recent changes & accomplishments in Lafayette, LA,
that I wish to bring to our PSI family attention.

1. Our name has been changed from the Lafayette Poetry Community "Spit Fire, Inspire Lives"
to the Dwn Town Poetry Krewe "Home of the Red Beans & Write" Poetry Slam & Open MIC Series!

2. After five years of serving as the Slam Master in Lafayette, LA.
We have two new Co-Slam Master of the Dwn Town Poetry Krewe
Carl "Candor" Anderson & LJ Lowery of Lafayette, LA.
They will officially take over the reigns when we re-certify our venue
for the 2015 Slam Season!

3. On June 19, 2014 on behalf of the DwnTown Poetry Krewe, Poetry Universe Television,
The Writers Guild of Acadiana, Dons Wholesale, Acadiana Youth Poets "Phresh Mindz Collective"
& Phillips Painting LLC. I became the 1st poet in Lafayette, LA history to win the
AOC Community Media 2014 Viddys "Creative Expression" Award of the Year.

4. Contact Information, our official email is dwntownpoetry@gmail.com
You may visit our website @ www.dwntownpoetry.com
& like us on our Facebook pages @ dwntown poetry krewe,
@ Poetry Universe Television, & @ Acadiana Youth Poets

Thank you for your time, attention, & unending support.
Don "Yah Fu" Mitchell
Dwntown Poetry Krewe
Home of the Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam & Open MIC
Thank you for your time & attention.

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Ladies & gentlemen here are the new updated 2015 Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam Team
Official Point Standings as of 7/21/2014!!!


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Ladies & Gentlemen;

Please Go & Vote For Don Mitchell aka Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"
Nominated For Acadiana Local Hero Community Award At
http://www.acadianahero.com/vote.php

Please share and pass the word to your family
members and friends!!! Thank you for your love & support!! :)

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Ladies & Gentlemen what an amazing open mic showcase that took place 3/29/2014
In Lafayette, LA.

Our two features performed with grace and compassion
WOW Is All I Can Say Truly Moving!
Seven poets earn points today toward the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Bringing our total to 14 poets earning points toward the team finals.
The poets earning points today is as follows

Carl "Candor" Anderson earned  5 points
LJ Lowery- Eljay earned 5 points
Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet earned 2 points
Robert Kindrick earned 2 points
Leah Da Light earned 2 points
Intrinsically Blessed earned 2 points
Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" earn 2 points

The Updated point standing for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team As of 3/29/2014 are

1. Robert Kindrick                            11 points
2. Author Shaquana Jackson            10 points
T3. Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet               9 points
T3. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"              9 points
T3. LJ Lowery- Eljay                           9 points
6. Carl "Candor" Anderson                  7 points
T7. Moonshyne Monceaux                  2 points
T7. Brodie Johnson                             2 points
T7. Leah Da Light                               2 points
T7. Intrinsically Blessed                      2 points
11. Regina Hellfire                              1 point

Not Competing For The Team
Buddy Wakefield                                 5 points
Sha' Crondria "ICON" Sibley                2 points

Attached is our next open mic poetry slam showcase
During the annual 2014 Festival International Showcase!!!


Poets come on out, bring your original poetry, & try out
for the 2015 Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team
Hone them skills, strive for excellence, and Spit Fire & Inspire Lives
For the Lafayette Poetry Community!!!

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Ladies & Gentlemen effective immediately The Lafayette Poetry Community is revising its current point standing...
Now the current point standing is still in effect.
For every open poetry slam, poets earn

1st place = 10 points
2nd place = 7 points
3rd place = 5 points
4th place = 3 points
Just for slamming = 1 point.

Poets also earn 2 points for every open mic is in tact!!!

The addition to this point standing is as follows
For every featured poet that performs 3 or more poems as a feature earns 5 points
For every Individual Champion that represents the Lafayette Poetry Community @
Women of the World or Individual World Poetry Slam earns 5 points
If a team member travels with the team to Nationals, Southwest Regionals or Southern Regionals Competitions
Will earn 3 points each toward the 2015 Grand Slam Finals

And with that being said, I want to humbly apologize for not adding to the points standing
The poets that came out to our Buddy Wakefield Feature, in which they performed for the open mic
Friday February 7th, 2014. Buddy Wakefield earns 5 points for his featured performance
(But will not compete for the team) LJ, Lowery, Moonshyne Monceaux, Brodie Johnson, & & Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"
earns 2 points for participating in the open mic showcase 2/7/2014

Therefore the new official point standing as of 3/17/2014 is as follows

1. Author Shaquana Jackson                     10 Points

2. Robert Kindrick                                       9 Points

(Tie) 3. Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet                 7 Points

(Tie) 3. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"                7 Points

5. Buddy Wakefield                                    5 Points (Not Competing For The Team)

6. LJ Lowery-Eljay                                     4 Points

T 7. Carl "Candor" Anderson                     2 Points

T 7. Moonshyne Monceaux                       2 Points

T 7. Brodie Johnson                                 2 Points

T 7. Sha'Condria "ICON" Sibley                2 Points ( Not Competing For The Team)

11. Regina Hellfire                                   1 Point


The Lafayette Poetry Community want to thank each and every one of you
brave souls artistically minded wordsmiths for supporting us with your blessings & gifts!!!
We hope you continue to support to support the Lafayette Poetry Community
The next opportunity a poet can earn points is Saturday, March 29th, 2014
2:00PM, 101 Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Downtown Lafayette, LA 70501
Have any questions please email us @ Lafayettepoetrycommunity@gmail.com











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Ladies & Gentlemen it is with great pleasure to announce that
Dena "the Wordsmith", Carl "Candor" Anderson, LJ Lowery, Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" & Robert Kindrick
earned 2 points today toward the 2015 Lafayette Slam Team Finals for participating in our Open Mic 3/15/2014

Our new point standings as off 3/15/2014

1. Author Shaquana Jackson         10 Points
2. Robert Kindrick                           9 points
3. Rebecca "Gypsy" Doucet             7 points
4. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender"            5 points
T5. Dena "the Wordsmith"             2 points
T5. LJ Lowery                                2 points
T5. Carl "Candor" Anderson           2 points
8. Regina Hellfire                           1 point

The next time a poet can earn 2 points is 3/29/2014
At our Open Mic Showcase

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Results of the Lafayette Poetry Community Saturday,
February 22, 2014 Open Poetry Slam.
This is one of five poetry slams poets
have a chance at making the 2015 Lafayette Slam Team
Grand Slam Finals...Congratulations to all the poets
on a amazing start of the 2015 Slam Season.

Round #1
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 29.1
2. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" 28.7
3. Gypsy 27.2
4. Regina Hellfire 26.0
5. Robert Kindrick 28.4

Round #2
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 28.4 (57.5)
2. Yah Fu "the Pen Bender" 27.7 (56.4)
3. Robert Kindrick 28.8 (57.2)
4. Gypsy 30.0 (57.2)
5. Regina Hellfire 27.9 (53.9)

Official Point Standings
1. Author Shaquana Jackson 10 points
Tie 2. Rebecca Gypsy Doucet 7 points
Tie 2. Robert Kindrick 7 points
4. Yahfu Pen Bender 3 points
5. Regina Hellfire 1 point

Keep writing, keep performing, honing creativity
& mastering your craft. The next chance poets
have to make our 2015 Slam Team Finals is
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:00PM !!!
101 Jefferson Street, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA!
Each poet can earn 2 points by reciting two
original poems at our open mic showcase
the top 10 poets in the point standings after
the October 2014 event will advance to the
January 2015 Grand Slam Finals!!!

Congratulations to all the poets and good luck in the future!

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General Discussion / Sad News
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:56:58 PM »
It is with a heavy heart I must announce that the daughter
of Krissy Brown aka Krissy B the Poet who drove down from
Shreveport, Louisiana to Lafayette on November 30th & placed 2nd in our
Women of the World Qualifying Slam has passed away.She was 8 years old.

Father, please touch this family in this time of sorrow.
Rain down healing virtues from your Kingdom upon the
Brown family...In The Mighty Name Of Jesus Amen!

UPDATE: The funeral arraignments for 8-year-old Kaitlyn Mills has changed. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Winnfield Funeral Home, 3701 Hollywood Avenue in Shreveport. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:30 a.m. at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Bossier City. http://tinyurl.com/netv7ko

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I think each member must have there own membership for book keeping purposes.
I had nine poets became PSI members this year, each of them had there own address in different cities,
that is part of the application process.Just something to consider.
 

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General Discussion / Host Hotel
« on: March 14, 2013, 10:35:57 AM »
I was wondering have the host hotel for NPS2013 been selected yet?

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General Discussion / Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« 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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General Discussion / Re: What are the actual dates For NPS?
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
I think its August 5-10th

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The Red Beans Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Last Saturday of every month 
AOC Community Media Multi Purpose Room
Inside the Rosa Parks Transportation Center
101 Jefferson Street, Suite 100
Lafayette, LA 70501
www.dwntownpoetry.com

2015 The Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam Team selection Process:
If you desire to make the 2015 Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam Team,
We will be moving to a new point system, as slammers can come out to the open slams
& earn points beginning Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00pm toward our January 2015
Grand Slam Finals!!!

Every other month 2/22/2014, 4/26/2014 we will have five open slams until October 2014
& the top 10 poets from the five open slams will earn a spot in our
January 2015 Grand Slam Finals!

The top 3 poets from every open slam will earn points on this scale:

1st place earns 10 points
2nd place earns 7 points
3rd place earns 5 points
4th place earns 3 points
Just for slamming earns a poet 1 point

Poets earn 2 points for participating in the open mic showcases
 

Each open slam is two rounds of original poetry performed, without profanity, props, costumes or any music you cannot make with your own body.
Judges are randomly selected from the audience & will score each poet on a scale of 0.0 to 10.0
On how well the poem was written as well as the performance of the poem.


Current Dates of events
2/22/2014 Open Poetry Slam
3/29/2014 Open Mic Showcase
4/26/2014 Open Poetry Slam (Festival International Edition)
Lafayette Science Museum 433 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501

5/31/2014 Open Mic Showcase

Projected Future Dates
6/28/2014 Open Mic
7/29/2014 Open Poetry Slam  Showcase
8/30/2014 Open Mic
9/27/2014 Open Poetry Slam Showcase
10/25/2014 Open Mic
11/29/2014 Open Poetry Slam
1/31/2015 2015 Red Beans & Write National Team Grand Slam Finals
Featuring the top 10 poets from the season will qualify for the finals


Good to all the poets, from the Dwn Town Poetry Krewe “ Red Beans & Write Poetry Slam Team”

Have any questions contact us @
dwntownpoetry@gmail.com

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General Discussion / Re: Join PSI: Membership of Benefits
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:37:43 PM »
Yep. I just joined in at Associate level a day or two ago. I have a chapbook I put together a few months ago that I'd like to put out there. i'm also going to be recording a CD very soon.


To my understanding, you would have to send copies of your chapbook to PSI, and tell them how much they cost, be sure to include there consignment in the cost. And when they get the copies then they could post it on the website to sale. Hope that help

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