Philadelphia’s Favorite Poetry Slam Returns

0 Print PDF Email to Friends Email to Author The Philadelphia Poetry Slam returns on Friday, Oct. 5th, 2012 at 8:30pm, at PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street (12th and Spring Garden). A special workshop 7:30. Slam sign up 8:30, and the show at 9pm.
 
 
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Sept. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- The Philadelphia Poetry Slam welcomes performance poet, editor, and former punk rocker, Jeanann Verlee to Philadelphia on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 8:30pm, at PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street (12th and Spring Garden). A special workshop begins at 7:30. Slam sign up begins at 8:30, and the show starts at 9pm sharp.

Verlee is the author of Racing Hummingbirds, which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in poetry, and recipient of the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry. She is a poetry editor for Union Station Magazine and director and team coach for Urbana Poetry Slam. Verlee holds a number of local and national slam titles and has represented New York City nine times under both NYC-Urbana and NYC-louderARTS at the National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, and Women of the World Poetry Slam.

From 7:30 to 8:30pm, Jeanann Verlee facilitates a writing workshop that is free for attendees of The Pigeon Presents: The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. At 9 sharp, Verlee performs original work, kicking off the second season of the Philadelphia Poetry Slam, a competition between poets judged by members of the audience.

“We’re excited for our second season. Last season was a great success. We’re looking forward to another season of packed audiences full of engaged, enthusiastic and energetic people ready to have fun.” says co-host and ‘08 & ‘09 Philadelphia Grand Slam Poetry Champion Alyesha "Ms." Wise. “

“Poets will compete to become Philadelphia’s Grand Slam Champion and for a spot on the team that will represent Philly at the National Poetry Slam ” Says co-host Jacob Winterstein.

“We’re enthused to host Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly for Literary Activity.” Says Eric Bresler, Artistic Director at PhilaMOCA.

For more information, visit The Philadelphia Poetry Slam on Facebook.com/thephillypigeon
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