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General Discussion / Re: Poetry Slam vs. Poetry Reading Series
« Last post by suziqsmith on October 25, 2016, 09:47:31 AM »
These terms are sometimes to be used interchangeably in the handbook. What are "Poetry Reading Series," and do they fulfill the min 6 events a year rule?

While sometimes slams are also considered "poetry reading series'", to be certified a venue must have 6 slams a year.  For instance, if an event operates as an open mic every week, but has a slam once a month, they'd be set.  Does that make sense? 
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Slammaster: James Dean Hickman
Slam Name: Montana
SlamLocation: Billings, MT
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General Discussion / Poetry Slam vs. Poetry Reading Series
« Last post by James Dean Hickman on October 25, 2016, 08:12:08 AM »
These terms are sometimes to be used interchangeably in the handbook. What are "Poetry Reading Series," and do they fulfill the min 6 events a year rule?
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Slammaster: Erik Daniel (aka StageName)
Slam Name: Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Derp, should have read the whole post. I sent a request, but not using the above convention. Sorry about that. There Doesn't seem to be a way to edit to undo my request so I'll just put the correct info here if that's all right

Slammaster: James Dean Hickman[/size]Slam Name: Montana SlamLocation: Billings, MT

Thanks!
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General Discussion / Re: Poetry Slam Opening Speech Needed
« Last post by karen_g on October 07, 2016, 11:07:38 AM »
The one above is still the old one, as we've opted for a gender-neutral Spiel.
Please see where all the most updated forms are in slam master files:
http://forums.poetryslam.com/index.php/topic,10121.0.html

If your slam manager doesn't have access, have them contact Suzi
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General Discussion / Re: Poetry Slam Opening Speech Needed
« Last post by Audo on October 07, 2016, 01:38:54 AM »
Quote from: PSi Handbook - page 33
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is a Poetry Slam. My name
is [say your name clearly] and I will be your MC for the
evening. The poetry slam is a competition invented in the
1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc
Smith [“So what.”] in which performed poetry is judged
by five members of the audience. Poets have three minutes
to present their original work and may choose to do so
accompanied by other members of their team. The judges
will then score the piece anywhere from 0 to 10, evaluating
such qualities as performance, content, and originality.
The high and low scores of each performance are tossed,
and the middle three are added giving the performer their
score. Points are deducted for violating the three-minute
time limit. We beseech the judges to remain unswayed by
the audience—audience, try to sway the judges—and score
each poet by the same set of criteria, ignoring whatever
boisterous reaction your judgment elicits. Audience: Let
the judges know how you feel about the job that they are
doing, but be respectful in your exuberance; there could
be no show without them. Now let me introduce you to
the judges.

Sweeeet, just what I was looking for. Thanks very much.
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General Discussion / Re: New to Slamming events
« Last post by suziqsmith on September 12, 2016, 10:29:34 AM »
Hi :)

I'm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Many thanks for the links - appreciate it!

We would love to help you establish your slam in San Juan - feel free to e-mail me with any questions!  executivedirector at poetryslam dot com
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General Discussion / Re: New to Slamming events
« Last post by LaSalitaCafe on September 11, 2016, 03:02:51 PM »
Hi :)

I'm in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Many thanks for the links - appreciate it!
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General Discussion / Re: New to Slamming events
« Last post by suziqsmith on September 05, 2016, 11:14:49 AM »
Hello family,

I am new to Poetry Slams. I've hosted/organized 4 poetry events so far and would like to start doing Poetry Slams. What are the steps, rules, play-book etc. Tips? Would appreciate any help here. Really appreciate it :)  :)

Gracias   :D

What city/state are you located in? 

You can find a lot of helpful info on the website, including info on where your nearest local poetry slam is (http://poetryslam.com/slam-list/), as well as how to start your own (http://poetryslam.com/faq/#14). 

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General Discussion / New to Slamming events
« Last post by LaSalitaCafe on September 04, 2016, 11:35:17 PM »
Hello family,

I am new to Poetry Slams. I've hosted/organized 4 poetry events so far and would like to start doing Poetry Slams. What are the steps, rules, play-book etc. Tips? Would appreciate any help here. Really appreciate it :)  :)

Gracias   :D
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