Poets invited to test their skills for real money with “The Zoo Slam”
If you are a poet and you know it (I regret it immediately but I stick with it) then you could use your skills to win a cash prize.
A poetry slam event, The Zoo Slam, takes place in Kalamazoo in August. Hosted by artist Dana Hudson, or Great Dane Poetry on Facebook, this poetry slam event also offers a $ 100 cash prize.
Where and when?
Zoo Slam is scheduled for August 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Valhalla Kalamazoo, the bar of City Union Brewery and Norse Nectar Meadery, hosts the event at their location: 3408 Miller Road in Kalamazoo.
Can anyone participate?
Absolutely. However, there are some requirements:
- You must be at least 18 years old to participate
- It costs $ 10 to participate or $ 15 on the day of
- No accessories
- All poetry read must be original. Plagiarism is not tolerated
There are only enough places for 18 poets with 15 contest entrants and 3 saves in case someone decides to skip the event.
If you are planning to participate (and want to have a chance to win that $ 100 prize), you need to prepare with three different and original poems. You can find a full list of the rules and what to expect if you’re competing here.
Zoo Slam needs volunteers for the event. If you are up to the task, they need:
- Judges (you cannot be a judge if you know someone in the competition)
- General event help
As with the contest, you must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. You can find the volunteer registration form here.
For those who just want to attend this event is free. You can find more information on The Zoo Slam event page on Facebook.
Whether you need inspiration to start writing your poems to use in a poetry slam or just looking for general inspiration for your life … check out these quotes from Franklin Roosevelt: