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Slam Selection Processes / Freshwater Wordsmiths
« Last post by DeonteOsayande on April 20, 2015, 11:37:49 AM »
We have each of our shows twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
Our slams for team selection take place from September/October to December with the first place winner and runner up of each slam qualifying for final stage. We hold finals either in December or January with a 3 round, 12 poet slam. We drop four poets each round with the final four competing in the last round to determine the grand slam champion. After the team has been selected we decide whether the poet finishing in 5th should be the alternate, if a coach should be assigned or neither option and the team stays at only four competing poets.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: Art Amok! Atlanta Slam
« Last post by karen_g on April 20, 2015, 10:54:53 AM »
WOW! We seriously needed an update, although our structure remains relatively the same.

We hold slams twice a month from September-June on 2nd and 4th Fridays.
November and December, we usually hold only the 2nd Friday because of holidays.
Our evening typically features and all-artist (musicians) welcome open mic, a feature, and a two round slam wherein standard PSI rules are applied with regard to time, no props, etc.

We employ a point system for slam participation and attendance. If a poet wins a slam with 5 participants, that's 5 points, second place 4, third place 3, etc.Hosting is also a point.
When poets reach 20 points, they've earned a right to Slam Off for the team. Sometimes this happens earlier in the season. Some seasons are thicker with regular attending poets than others or with late, spring attendees. We typically hold a last chance slam toward the end of the season to accommodate them.We have also had seasons with the same eight or so regulars who slam and open mic with only a few poets who have shown up a few times and we carry them forward. We typically cap the slam at 12. 
Our Slam Off is 3 rounds, each round drawn randomly.If we have a slam off of 12, we cut 2 after the first and second round, otherwise, we don't make cuts.
If the winner of the slam off is available, that poet is our Individual World Poetry Slam rep. When that poet is not available, we slam off among poets who have already slammed at Art Amok toward team qualification.
We also slam off for our Women of the World Poetry Slam. It's a 4 round slam of 1-2-3-4 minute poems.To qualify, a poet must have slammed toward team qualification earlier in the season.

Currently, this is our venue and our show time is 8-11 pm, $5 or pay what you can for students

In Tune Studio
753 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 889-0383
Slam Selection Processes / Burlington Slam Project - Burlington, Ontario, CAN
« Last post by Tomy_BSP on April 20, 2015, 10:38:30 AM »
Burlington Slam Project
Third Thursday of every month
Black Bull Neighborhood Pub
1124 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario, CANADA

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm we open doors, at 8pm we have sign up for the Open Mic and Poetry Slam, and at 8:30 the open mic starts the night. We have 2 rounds of poetry slam, with elimination if more than 10 sign compete. We use 5 randomly selected judges (picked by host) and have a feature artist between rounds, before the break.

Everybody who slams gets 1 point towards season standings. The competitive season is September to March, with Finals in April.
The top 5 placers in each slam gain extra points (1st=5, 2nd=4, etc…)
To qualify for finals you must have slammed AT LEAST twice in the season
In finals, everybody is given a handicap in the form of a points deduction based on their standings.
The deduction is only applied to their 1st poem– the more seasonal points you have, the less severe that handicap.

Breakdown for the handicaps 2015
(Points vs Deductions):
0-5 :    -2.0
6-10:    -1.5
11-15:    -1.0
16-20:    - 0.5
21+:    - 0

The season's points will determine the top 12 contenders for our finals that will vie for five team slots and the opportunity to participate in the 2015 National Poetry Slam. If one of the qualifiers after this selection is completed cannot attend NPS, we will select a replacement based on where individuals finished in finals.

The iWPS representative for The Burlington Slam Project will be the slam champion (winner of the Team Selection Slam) from that year. If the slam champion from that year declines to attend, the next highest ranking poet from the Team Selection Slam will be asked, and so forth. If no competitor in the Team Selection Slam is able to attend, an open slam of interested participants will be held to determine who will represent the venue.

WOWps representative will be chosen from the winner of an open slam competition, early in the same year as the event.

-Tomy Bewick
Slam Selection Processes / Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
« Last post by inkera on April 18, 2015, 08:26:33 AM »
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Upstairs in Founders Hall)
130 N. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

Slam Master- Bluz
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 475-5564
General Discussion / Could I get universal approval from this?
« Last post by TakeTheCake on April 02, 2015, 11:35:22 AM »
I started this poetry project with a DJ in my neighborhood, and was wondering what your thoughts are on this. We haven't done much yet, but we're hoping to get this project up and running as a new style of combining music with poetry :)

Cheers from TakeTheCake
General Discussion / PSI Going Dark for WOWps 2015 Mar 16th - 24th
« Last post by Christopher-Michael on March 17, 2015, 03:42:03 PM »
Peace and Blessings_

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

You can reach the Executive Director and the majority of the EC on site at WOWps but we are now on the road, preparing for travel tomorrow, or catching planes.

If you are not attending WOWps, and have an issue, please understand that it may not be handled until Tuesday, 24 March, once we have returned to our destinations.

See you soon!

Inkera Oshun, President
Poetry Slam, Inc.
(980) 475-5564
Hi Suzi Q. - I am the slammaster for Burlington Ontario
I know some proxies want to see the agenda before the meeting. Maybe we could cross post it to the FB site or in the general area?

I would also like to access the SM forum pre- proxy vote.

Please help.


Hi Tomy,

Are you currently a Slammaster?

I would also like to access the SM forum pre- proxy vote.

Please help.

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