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General Discussion / Going dark for NPS 2016 in Decatur, Georgia
« on: July 31, 2016, 04:48:50 PM »
Peace and Blessings_

You should consider the offices, emails, and phones of PSi closed until after NPS 2016.

You can reach the Executive Director and the majority of the EC on site at NPS but we are now either on the road or preparing for travel.

If you are not attending NPS, and have an issue, please understand that it may not be handled until Monday, 8 August, once we have returned to our destinations.

See you soon!

Inkera Oshun, President
Poetry Slam, Inc.
(980) 475-5564
inkera@slamcharlotte.com

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General Discussion / Going Dark for NPS 2015 in Oakland, CA
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:03:44 PM »
Peace and Blessings_

You should consider the offices, emails, and phones of PSi closed until after NPS 2015.

You can reach the Executive Director and the majority of the EC on site at NPS but we are now either on the road or preparing for travel.

If you are not attending NPS, and have an issue, please understand that it may not be handled until Monday, 17 August, once we have returned to our destinations.

See you soon!

Inkera Oshun, President
Poetry Slam, Inc.
(980) 475-5564
inkera@slamcharlotte.com

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This is FRESH! This is RESET!! This is SlamCharlotte!!!

SlamCharlotte is dedicated to bringing Charlotte and the surrounding areas the best in featured artists.

In an effort to do this, the SlamCharlotte Management team has decided to open up feature slots to poets who have NEVER featured at our venue before.

*We will start accepting requests 1 May 2015.* DO NOT contact me prior to that requesting a feature. We typically leave the Call for Features open until 1 June. We book our entire season at one time.

This is how it works..........please read the entire note.

Our slam is the 3rd Friday of every month. We don't have features in April, May, or June. Our slam season runs from July to June.

SlamCharlotte passes the hat to pay our features and allows them to sell merchandise. In the past, features have received between $100-$400 but please understand that we have no way of guaranteeing you a certain amount. We can offer lodging at a local hotel the night of your feature.

We can provide you with a listing of other poetry venues in the area BUT we do not book shows for you.
Our feature slots go very quickly and we are thankful for that. So that means when the request for features open up, you should be expedient in your request.

If you are interested in featuring, please send an email/FB message to MY attention. The email should include the month you are interested in featuring. If you are new to performance poetry and there is a slim chance that we might not know you, I urge you to send links to past performances, your written work will not be accepted. Verbal requests to feature or requests sent to other members of the management team will not be accepted.
It will be taken to the SlamCharlotte Management team for consideration. Everyone who sends a request will be notified of our decision.

After all feature slots are filled, we start a short waiting list in the event that a feature has to cancel.
You canít slam for a spot on SlamCharlotte's team and feature in the same season. We seldom book features who have been a part of a SlamCharlotte team, however we will consider this option if you are part of a group of touring poets.

We hope to see you at SlamCharlotte as a featured artist!

2015-2016 Slam Season Schedule

Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016-iWPS qualifier
Friday, March 18, 2016-Power of SHE & WOWps qualifier-Celebrating the Women of slam

Thanks in advance!!

Inkera Oshun, Artistic Director
SlamCharlotte
inkera@slamcharlotte.com
(980) 475-5564
FB/inkera oshun

Bluz, Slammaster
SlamCharlotte
poetrybluz@gmail.com
FB/Boris Rogers

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General Discussion / Are you interested in hosting iWPS 2016?
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:05:32 PM »
***This is cross-posted in the SlamMasters Forum***

Peace and Balance_

I'm Inkera Oshun, Event Coordinator for the Individual World Poetry Slam.

This is an official call to host iWPS 2016 in your city!

If there are any interested parties who want to host iWPS 2016, please make your intention known here or via email to myself by Monday, 25 August.  My email address is: inkera@slamcharlotte.com

Subject line should be: ď iWPS 2016 HostĒ

At that point, all interested parties will receive a vetting packet of questions and considerations regarding your potential to host the event. The turn around time for completion of the vetting packet will need to happen fairly quickly, so that the Executive Council can work to secure a host city.

Please understand that this is not a request for ďIíll do it if you need me toĒ bids. This is a call for cities who WANT to host 2016.  Also, you need not have the bid completed to state interest.  Thatís what the vetting packet youíll receive is for.

Anyone can bid for iWPS.  It need not be a SlamMaster or even a member of PSi.

I would love to work with you to bring iWPS 2016 to your city. I look forward to hearing from you.

Until_

Inkera Oshun
(980) 475-5564

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General Discussion / Are you interested in hosting iWPS 2014?
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:11:40 AM »
***This is cross-posted in the SlamMasters Forum***

Peace and Balance_

I'm Inkera Oshun, Event Coordinator for the Individual World Poetry Slam.

This is an official call to host iWPS 2014 in your city!

If there are any interested parties who want to host iWPS 2014, please make your intention known here or via email to myself by Monday, 29 July.  My email address is: inkera@slamcharlotte.com

Subject line should be: ď iWPS 2014 HostĒ

At that point, all interested parties will receive a vetting packet of questions and considerations regarding your potential to host the event. The turn around time for completion of the vetting packet will need to happen fairly quickly, so that the Executive Council can work to secure a host city.

Please understand that this is not a request for ďIíll do it if you need me toĒ bids. This is a call for cities who WANT to host 2014.  Also, you need not have the bid completed to state interest.  Thatís what the vetting packet youíll receive is for.

Anyone can bid for iWPS.  It need not be a SlamMaster or even a member of PSi.

I would love to work with you to bring iWPS 2014 to your city. I look forward to hearing from you.

Until_

Inkera Oshun
(980) 475-5564

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General Discussion / iWPS 2013 needs you!!
« on: November 08, 2012, 12:39:06 AM »
***This is cross-posted in the SlamMasters Forum***

Peace and Balance_

I'm Inkera Oshun, Event Coordinator for the Individual World Poetry Slam.

This is an official call to host iWPS 2013 in your city!

If there are any interested parties who want to host iWPS 2013, please make your intention known here or via email to myself by Friday, 16 November 2012.  My email address is: inkera@slamcharlotte.com

Subject line should be: ď iWPS 2013 HostĒ

At that point, all interested parties will receive a vetting packet of questions and considerations regarding your potential to host the event. The turn around time for completion of the vetting packet will need to happen fairly quickly, so that the Executive Council can work to secure a host city.

Please understand that this is not a request for ďIíll do it if you need me toĒ bids. This is a call for cities who WANT to host 2013.  Also, you need not have the bid completed to state interest.  Thatís what the vetting packet youíll receive is for.

Anyone can bid for iWPS.  It need not be a SlamMaster or even a member of PSi.

I would love to work with you to bring iWPS 2013 to your city. I look forward to hearing from you.

Until_

Inkera Oshun
(980) 475-5564

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NPS 2012 needs YOU to make our "I Am POETRY" campaign a success!!


As part of the planning process for NPS 2012, we are doing a "I Am POETRY" video series to be used in our marketing efforts.

Help us get ready for NPS 2012-Charlotte by telling us what makes YOU poetry! Submit a 30 SECOND personal video to us via email: iampoetrynps@gmail.com. The video MUST contain the words "I Am Poetry". We welcome all forms of creativity. Please keep all submissions clean and free of anything offensive.
Some of the content will be used in commercials and marketing efforts for NPS 2012-Charlotte!

Disclaimer:
I grant National Poetry Slam 2012, in partnership with Poetry Slam Inc., the right to use any video or audio reproduction of the commercial submitted for archival, promotional, educational or commercial purposes and for use in future commercial
products of PSI. I understand that I retain the copyright to the poems themselves.


The videos must be received by 5pm on 6 July.


This is your opportunity to "possibly" be showcased in a commercial to help market NPS 2012.

PS: Don't forget to tell us who you are and where you're from on your video.



Thanks in advance_

The NPS 2012 Planning Team


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This is FRESH! This is RESET!! This is SlamCharlotte!!!
 
SlamCharlotte is dedicated to bringing Charlotte and the surrounding areas the best in featured artists.
In an effort to do this, the SlamCharlotte Management team has decided to open up feature slots for the 2012-2013 season only to poets who have NEVER featured at our venue before.
 
*We will start accepting requests IMMEDIATELY*
 
This is how it works..........please read the entire note.
 
Our slam is the 3rd Friday of every month. We don't have features in April, May, or June. Our slam season runs from July to June.
 
SlamCharlotte passes the hat to pay our features and allows them to sell merchandise. In the past, features have received between $100-$400 but please understand that we have no way of guaranteeing you a certain amount. We can offer lodging at a local hotel the night of your feature.
 
We can provide you with a listing of other poetry venues in the area BUT we do not book shows for you. If we book shows for you, there is a 20% administrative fee that comes out of the performance rate you receive.
 
Our feature slots go very quickly and we are thankful for that. So that means when the request for features open up, you should be expedient in your request.
 
If you are interested in featuring, please send an email/FB message to MY attention. The email should include the month you are interested in featuring. If you are new to performance poetry and there is a slim chance that we might not know you, I urge you to send links to past performances, your written work will not be accepted. Verbal/phone requests to feature or requests sent to other members of the management team will not be accepted.
 
It will be taken to the SlamCharlotte Management team for consideration. Everyone who sends a request will be notified of our decision.
 
After all feature slots are filled, we start a short waiting list in the event that a feature has to cancel.
You canít slam for a spot on SlamCharlotte's team and feature in the same season. We seldom book features who have been a part of a SlamCharlotte team, however we will consider this option if you are part of a group of touring poets.
 
We hope to see you at SlamCharlotte as a featured artist!
 
2012-2013 Slam Season Schedule
****************************************************************************
20 July 2012
No August Slam due to National Poetry Slam
21 Sept. 2012
19 Oct. 2012
16 Nov. 2012
21 Dec. 2012
18 Jan. 2013 ~(come help Inkera celebrate her born day/month.....the BIG FIT AT 40 CELEBRATION )
15 Feb. 2013 ~(iWPS qualifier..the winner represents the QC)
1 March 2012 (CIAA Edition Slam)
15 March 2013~(Celebrating the women of slam-Power of SHE Slam & WOWps qualifier)
19 April 2013~(GRAND SLAM FINALS: the top 4 poets form the new slam team)
17 May 2013
21 June 2013 (come help Bluz celebrate his Born Day)
 
(Carolina Slam Tour....mock slam between North and South Carolina teams to raise funds to reduce the travel expenses to the National Poetry Slam
 
Thanks in advance!!
 
Inkera Oshun, Artistic Director
SlamCharlotte
inkera@slamcharlotte.com
(980) 428-0473
FB/inkera oshun
 
Bluz, Slammaster
SlamCharlotte
bluz@slamcharlotte.com
(704) 890-8282
FB/Boris Rogers
 

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Blumenthal Performing Arts, Poetry Slam, Inc., & SlamCharlotte have partnered to bring you the 23rd National Poetry Slam.  This will be the 4th time these organizations have partnered to bring you a national poetry event and we are excited about having you in the Queen City once again.

We are still experiencing technical difficulties with the website.  We anticipate that it will be launched by 5 pm on Monday, 2 April 2012. The website address will be www.nps2012charlotte.com

In the mean time, you can follow us on Twitter,  @nationalslam  #nps2012clt or on Facebook National Poetry Slam~Charlotte

Some important things to remember:


DATES:  7-11 August 2012 (Early registration will be on Monday, 6 August 2012)

HOST HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Center City 230 N. College Street Charlotte NC 28202 (888) 465-4329
The Holiday Inn is offering a rate of $119 + tax per night  (for a room with either a King Bed or two Double Beds) starting on Sunday, August 5 and going through Sunday, August 12. You can make your reservation by contacting the hotel directly or online at http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/reservation/roomrate?destination=230+North+College+St+Charlotte+North+Carolina+United+States&hotelCode=cltdt&groupCode=POE&execute=basic

*Please note that unlike previous PSi events, individuals must contact the hotel directly to secure lodging; there will be no option to book through the PSi website this year.* This rate is valid until 13 July 2012 or until all rooms in the block are taken (whichever one occurs first).

TRANSPORTATION: The Holiday Inn DOES NOT offer shuttle service.

By Plane: The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is only 8 miles away from the host hotel. US Airways is our airline of choice, and we are currently working on a special discount code.

*The most economical way to get to the host hotel from the airport, is the Sprinter Bus, which is only $1.75 each way. The Sprinter Bus runs every 20 minutes during weekdays and every 30 minutes during nights and weekends, and conveniently has a stop that is only 2 blocks away from the host hotel! You can catch the Sprinter in front of the airport. Look for the GREEN hybrid-electric bus.  http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/ridingcats/Pages/sprinter.aspx*

By Taxi: A taxi from the airport to Center City is roughly $25
   Taxi service is available curbside, on the Baggage Claim level

By train: Amtrak provides service to Charlotte from most of the United States.
1914 N Tryon St  Charlotte, NC 28206 (800) 872-7245  www.amtrak.com  

By bus: Greyhound 601 W TRADE ST Charlotte,NC 28202. (704) 375-3332. www.greyhound.com

             Megabus Pick up and drop off at  S Brevard St just outside of the Charlotte Transportation Center. http://us.megabus.com

VENUES: All venues will be within an 8 block radius from the host hotel. The closest venue is less than 1 block and the farthest is 8 blocks. All competition venues will be hosted in Blumenthal Performing Arts Theaters. http://www.blumenthalarts.org/

**For those who are unable/prefer not to walk, Charlotte also offers a free trolley service. It runs every 12 minutes Monday Ė Friday from 6:56 a.m. - 6:05 p.m.*  http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/Bus/ridingcats/Pages/GoldRush.aspx

Volunteers: Volunteers are one of the most important aspects to having a successful event. We couldnít do it without you.  Jina Meadows is serving as the Host City volunteer coordinator. I have attached the volunteer form below.  Please complete the form and email it to her now. All volunteers will receive a volunteer pass that allows you entrance into all events EXCEPT finals on Saturday.  PSi is responsible for bout managers and hosts.

Sponsorship: Blumenthal Performing Arts & SlamCharlotte have secured almost $32,000 in sponsorships to date.  

HC Staff:
PSI Event Coordinator: Henry Sampson
Host City Coordinator (s):  Douglas Young, Boris Rogers, & Inkera Oshun
Day Event Venue Manager: Blaqbaree/Bluz
Slam Venue Manager: Douglas Young
Night Venue Manager :Bluz
Lodging Manager: Inkera
Volunteer Coordinator (local): Jina Meadows
Program/Scheduling: Q
Programming {to include shirt/bag design oversight, creation of badges and programs booklets) Eye-am-bic & Blaqbaree
Marketing/Media: Dana Sidberry/Motivation Marketing & CB
Treasurer :Inkera Oshuin
Secretary :Sarah Evans
Web/IT Manager : Dee York
Sponsorship: Collective group effort

If you have questions, please feel free to post them here or you can email me at inkera@slamcharlotte.com

Until We Meet (Again)_

Inkera Oshun

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General Discussion / Inkera Oshun running for re-election on the EC
« on: February 12, 2012, 01:19:17 AM »
I am currently the Artistic Director, Co-Slammaster, and number one fan for SlamCharlotte, one of the slam teams in Charlotte NC.

I donít consider myself to be poet but I am a lover of poetry, good people, warm spirits and rain showers. I find solace in volunteering and helping others.

My love affair with PSi started in 2004 at the first iWPS in Greenville SC. Since then, I have volunteered at a PSi event every year.
I served as co-organizer for iWPS 2006, 2008, 2010 and currently for NPS 2012. I served as co-organizer for the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam in 2005 and I currently serve as the Assistant-Tournament Director.

I became a member of the EC in 2006 as the iWPS host city coordinator. I served for a year and was re-elected as a trustee at the end of 2007 and have served on the EC since then. I am currently the Treasurer and a member of the PSi Finance Committee.

I have enjoyed my tenure on the EC and feel that I have helped create policies and procedures that further serve to strengthen the organization. I am excited about the work the EC past/present have put in place and would love to help further develop the mission of the organization.

If it is the will of the Slammasters, I would love to continue serving PSi and the poetry community through my service on the Executive Council.


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This is FRESH! This is RESET!! This is SlamCharlotte!!!

 
SlamCharlotte is dedicated to bringing Charlotte and the surrounding areas the best in featured artists.

In an effort to do this, the SlamCharlotte Management team has decided to open up feature slots for the 2011-2012 season only to poets who have NEVER featured at our venue before.


*We will start accepting requests 1 May 2011.*

This is how it works..........please read the entire note.

Our slam is the 3rd Friday of every month. We don't have features in April, May, or June. Our slam season runs from July to June.

SlamCharlotte passes the hat to pay our features and allows them to sell merchandise. In the past, features have received between $100-$400 but please understand that we have no way of guaranteeing you a certain amount. We can offer lodging at a local hotel the night of your feature.

 
We can provide you with a listing of other poetry venues in the area BUT we do not book shows for you. If we book shows for you, there is a 20% administrative fee that comes out of the performance rate you receive.

Our feature slots go very quickly and we are thankful for that. So that means when the request for features open up, you should be expedient in your request.

If you are interested in featuring, please send an email/FB message to MY attention. The email should include the month you are interested in featuring. If you are new to performance poetry and there is a slim chance that we might not know you, I urge you to send links to past performances, your written work will not be accepted. Verbal/phone requests to feature or requests sent to other members of the management team will not be accepted.

It will be taken to the SlamCharlotte Management team for consideration. Everyone who sends a request will be notified of our decision.


After all feature slots are filled, we start a short waiting list in the event that a feature has to cancel.

You canít slam for a spot on SlamCharlotte's team and feature in the same season. We seldom book features who have been a part of a SlamCharlotte team, however we will consider this option if you are part of a group of touring poets.

We hope to see you at SlamCharlotte as a featured artist!

 
2011-2012 Slam Season Schedule

****************************************************************************

21 May 2011~Gauntlet Slam (4 or 5 rounds of madness)

18 June 2011~ (come help Bluz celebrate his Born Day)

(Team slam....mock slam between SlamCharlotte and Respect Da Mic to raise funds to reduce the travel expenses to the National Poetry Slam

15 July 2011

19 August 2011

16 Sept. 2011

21 Oct. 2011

18 Nov. 2011

16 Dec. 2011

20 Jan. 2012 ~(come help Inkera celebrate her born day/month)

17 Feb. 2012 ~(iWPS qualifier..the winner represents the QC)

16 March 2012~(Celebrating the women of slam-Power of SHE Slam & WOWps qualifier)

20 April 2012~(GRAND SLAM FINALS: the top 4 poets form the new slam team)

18 May 2012

15 June 2012 (come help Bluz celebrate his Born Day)

(Carolina Slam Tour....mock slam between North and South Carolina teams to raise funds to reduce the travel expenses to the National Poetry Slam

 

Thanks in advance!!

 

Inkera Oshun, Artistic Director
SlamCharlotte
inkera@slamcharlotte.com
(980) 428-0473
FB/inkera oshun

 

Bluz, Slammaster
SlamCharlotte
bluz@slamcharlotte.com
(704) 890-8282
FB/Boris Rogers

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The individual World Poetry Slam, a 4 day poetry slam competition, storms the Queen City 10-13 Dec. Despite the December temperatures, the 72 poets representing 4 countries and 3 continents will bring the heat.

There is ONE slot left and you have the opportunity to compete, receive a cash prize, and have your registration fee paid by Poetry Slam Inc.

It all goes down Dec. 10th at 345 N. College Street at the McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. There will be a meet and greet from 7-8 PM and the slam starts at 8 PM.  The slam is hosted by the one and only,  Q.

If you want to compete for the last slot...........here are the rules

*12 poets will be allowed to compete
*list opens at 7:15 PM and closes at 7:45 PM in the lobby in front of the theatre
*12 poets will be determined lottery style-all names in a hat and 12 names drawn, 13th name will calibrate
*$10 registration fee for poets-proceeds given to the winner
*3 rounds-1st and 2nd round cumulative and 3rd round clean slate
*12 poets in the first round
  6 poets in the 3rd round
  3 poets in the last round
****If there is a tie for first place, it will be broken based on the cumulative score from all 3 rounds****
*Each poem must be of the poet's own construction;
*Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
*The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments;
*Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.

This event is "complimentary" as a prelude to the main event and is guaranteed to get you in the mood for some poetry.

For more information please contact me at the number listed in the signature line or Michael Simms, Host city Coordinator (704) 401-8319 .

The event is sponsored in part by Poetry Slam Inc, SlamCharlotte, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.


www.individualworldpoetryslam.com 10-13 Dec. 2008 Charlotte NC 
iWPS tickets can be purchased at carolinatix.org or www.poetryslam.com
Thursday and Friday preliminaries $5
Saturday  Finals show $20
All acess pass $40-excluding erotic open mic
All access with souvenir event shirt $50-excluding erotic open mic


Inkera (864) 980-1282
SlamCharlotte-NPS 2007 & 2008 Champions
www.slamcharlotte.com 

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General Discussion / SlamCharlotte's monthly slam-21 Nov. 2008 8 PM
« on: November 13, 2008, 02:34:58 PM »
Peace and Blessings_
 
Calling all lovers of performance poetry. Booth Playhouse, located at 130 N. Tryon Street Charlotte NC  is the guaranteed place to be next Friday, 21 Nov at 8 PM.
 
Let's see what you get for $10: (poets pay $5 to compete)
 
Grant Haze: a talented singer, guitarist, and artist as the feature
Bluz the 13th ranked individual poet in the world as the host
Inkera as the time and score keeper
12 of the hottest poets in the surrounding area pouring their souls out on the stage, battling for a chance to represent Charlotte in local, regional, and national competition
5 cut throat judges chosen randomly from the audience
1 amazing venue with awesome staff
1 terrific audience
 
What more can you ask for? Get your tickets now at carolinatix.org or purchase them the night of the show.
 
 
For More Info: Bluz  (704) 890-8282
Inkera (864) 980-1282
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Individual World Poetry Slam - VOLUNTEER FORM

Thank you for your interest in the 2008 individual World Poetry Slam ,another Poetry Slam Inc. event in partnership with SlamCharlotte. We are looking for volunteers to help staff events from Wednesday December 10th until Saturday December 13th . We are also looking for people to help with a variety of other tasks leading up to the main event. 

Please fill out this form to help us determine how you best fit in with the event and return by email to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com   

Volunteers are an integral part of this event and will receive FREE admission to all events except finals and the erotic open mic. All volunteers who work 3 or more events will receive a complimentary ticket for the finals night show.   

Thank you in advance for your interest in volunteering!

 List of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below:

Full Name:

Poetic Alias if applicable:

Address: 

City: *     

State: *   

Zip: *     

Phone: *   

Your email address:*   

How often do you check your email? Several Times a Day, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Never

GENERAL INFORMATION

Are you over 21? 

If no, list date of birth: mm/dd/yy 

If you don't live in Charlotte, when do you plan to arrive?    mm/dd/yy 

When do you plan to leave?       mm/dd/yy 

How much do you want to be involved? (erase those that donít apply):

Just enough to get my free passes

 Somewhere in between

 I want to eat, breathe and sleep iWPS 2008! 

I want to help out (erase those that donít apply): 

The week of iWPS         

 The month leading up to iWPS

 From now until the fat lady sings 

When are you available during the festival? Days? Nights? Late Nights? All?

Describe yourself:

 Extremely reliable. I'll call if I don't hear from you.

 I say I'm there, and I'm there on time. No need to remind me.

 I need at least 12 reminders, and I'll show up late.

PROMOTIONAL EVENTS

Periodically, we will have special fundraising or promotional events.

Would you be interested in: 

Volunteering (setup, working tables, etc.

Hosting

Performing 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Special Skills:

 Organizing people

 Cooking, BBQ

 Math

 Computer savvy

 penmanship

 Technical/electronic equipment

 Publicity/Marketing

 Making people feel welcome

 Organization

 Editing   

Other (describe:)     

INTERESTS

What positions are you interested in? 

DURING/AT THE EVENT:

 ANY

 Scorekeeper

 Timekeeper

 Hosting open mics

 House/Venue Manager

 Backstage Crew

 Managing tables (door, merchandise, registration)

 Greeter (airport, hotel, events)

 Workshop host (to aid instructor)

 Food set-up (BBQ, Finals night party, etc.)

PUBLICITY:

ANY

 Planning

 Poster/flyer distribution

Mailings 

 OFFICE ASSISTANCE:

ANY

Email communications

General computer

Mailings 

FUNDRAISING:

ANY

 Follow-up calling

 Hitting the streets

 Packet assembly/mailings

TEAM LEADERS:

Team leaders help manage the volunteer staff in their area, and/or work on a planning committee. It involves more time commitment and responsibility.

I'm interested in: 

Publicity

 Volunteer Coordination

 Open mic

 Daily announcements

 Merchandise

 Finals party

 Opening Ceremonies

 Runners

 Hospitality

 Venues

 Backstage Crew

 Registration

Other:

BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER - GO BACK UP TO THE TOP AND VERIFY ALL YOUR INFORMATION!

Additional comments: a list of the volunteer job descriptions are listed below

Door/Tickets: Your job is to man the door, and check poet/volunteer passes & tickets.

Merchandise: This person(S) will sell merchandise belonging to the poets and sell event t-shirts. You will be responsible for keeping an accurate account of the merchandise received/returned to each poet and keeping an accurate count of the money collected and owed to each poet.

Scorekeeper: this person(s) will write down the poets score and tally them up.
Wed.-1 (last chance slam)

Timekeeper: this person(s) will keep track of the poet's time using a stop watch

Registration :Check poets in as they arrive in lovely Charlotte. Assist in giving out poet/volunteer badges

Runner: this person(s) will serve as a gopher. They will assist with a little of everything.

Set-up : Move the mics, test the mics, get the stage ready to go for the event or bout and assist in setting up chairs . (We probably won't need set up crew because of the venues but let's wait and see)

Clean-up: Put away all the equipment after a bout or event is over (there will definitely be some crossover between the set-up & clean-up folks) (We probably won't need clean up because of the venues but let's wait and see)


Greeter: this person will greet the poets as they arrive at the hotel and help with directions to the various events.(These persons will probably man the slam headquarters to field questions also.)




Bout managers/emcee's are taken care of through PSI.

Please return this information to volunteer4iwps2008 at slamcharlotte dot com. Please pass this information along to anyone interested in volunteering.

Inkera (864) 980-1282
SlamCharlotte-NPS 2007 & 2008 Champions
www.slamcharlotte.com 

www.individualworldpoetryslam.com 10-13 Dec. 2008 Charlotte NC


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General Discussion / iWPS 2008 registration is open!!!!
« on: September 20, 2008, 10:31:58 AM »
iWPS 2008 registration is open!!

Poetry Slam Inc. (PSi) and SlamCharlotte have partnered together to bring you the individual World Poetry Slam. The event will be held in Charlotte NC from 10-13 Dec. 2008.

iWPS is a 3 day poetry competition featuring 72 poets from across the world. The poets will compete for cash prizes, a chap book deal, and a year of bragging rights.

Register now for your chance to be one of the 72 poets from across the world battling for the oportunity to be the number one poet in the world.

For the first two months of registration 50 slots are reserved for individual representatives of certified PSI venues. Those are available on a first come, first served basis and only the SlamMaster may register the individual representative for his or her slam. The other 17 slots are available to any member of PSI who doesn't have regular access to a local slam, with preference given to those who live the farthest away from the site of the event and those living outside the host nation.

On November 1st, if there are still slots available, they are open to all members of PSI, regardless of location or venue representation on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, there will be a "last chance" slam held the Wednesday before iWPS as well as an online video slam. The winners of these two competitions each get one slot with registration paid by PSi . The EC will also permit past iWPS champions to register without qualification through local slams until Oct. 31st. After Oct. 31st, if these slots are not taken, they will be open to all members of PSi regardless of location or venue representation on a first come, first served basis.

Get your application in as soon as possible BEFORE November 1 to assure yourself of the best chance to compete.

To learn more about iWPS and how to register, please go to www.individualworldpoetryslam.com.

If you have questions or concerns, please send us a message through the contact us page on the website or at the numbers listed below.

Mike Simms, Host City Coordinator  (704) 401-8319
Inkera Oshun, Exectutive Council Liaison  (864) 980-1282

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