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Spoken Word Poetry SLAM!

December 15 @ December 15, 2022 6:30 pm

Fozzie’s Smokin Bar-B-Q will host the next Spoken Word Poetry SLAM! on Thursday December 15. Sign-in begins at 6:30; performances at 7pm.There is no fee to participate or watch.

Along with the $100 first place cash prize, the winner will be awarded a one year membership in the League of Minnesota Poets and a guaranteed slot in the League’s BlackBerry Peach National Slam Qualifier in Minneapolis in May 2023.

The winner from there will go on to the 2023 National BlackBerry Peach Slam where thousands of dollars are awarded. That National Slam will be held in Des Moines, IA June 21st – 25th.

Poets should prepare three original SLAM! poems, each under three minutes reading time. Judges, selected from the audience, give each reading a score on a scale of 1 to 10.  The poets with highest scores move forward to a second, then third round. The top three in the final round win cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25.

This SLAM! will be held at Fozzie’s Smokin Bar-B-Q, 114 3rd St in Bemidji MN. Watermark Art Center is the contact for the event. Visit WatermarkArtCenter.org more information.


December 15
December 15, 2022 6:30 pm
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Watermark Art Center
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Fozzie’s Smokin’ BBQ
114 3rd St. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601 United States
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