15 February 2020

Free Workshop: 3-5:00 p.m.
Slam Poets Arrive: 6:30 p.m.
Main Event: 7:00 p.m. – Until the party is over

Theme:
“Bridges Not Walls: Migration Into Love”

Come spoken-word artists, rappers, veterans, activists, students, actors, first-time poets, and dreamers.

All poets are offered 3 minutes to recite their poem over quiet jazz. Poets can speak their possibilities in any language as long as they provide a written translation of their 3-minute poem.


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■ General Admission: $10 Suggested Donation
■ Register to Slam: $15 Suggested Donation (includes admission)
■ Youth Under 16: Free
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Free Workshop

HIGH WATTAGE: Elements of the Slam Poet
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Led by Regie Cabico, this is a chance for jazz poetry slam participants to rehearse their poems and generate material.

Cash Prizes$100 for 1st place
$50 for 2nd place
$25 for 3rd place

Social Issues Art

During the Poetry Slam, please enjoy the art of 15 local artists who have made work in the style of Jacob Lawrence for our event.


About Regie Cabico

Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer having won The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and later taking top prizes in three National Poetry Slams. Television credits include 2 seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’sSnap Judgement & MTV’s Free Your Mind. His work appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Mr. Cabico received the 2006 Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers for his work teaching at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. As a theater artist he received three New York Innovative Theater Award Nominations for his work in Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with a win for Best Performance Art Production The Kenyon Review recently named Regie Cabico the “Lady Gaga of Poetry” and he has been listed in BUST magazine’s 100 Men We Love. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg and through Howard Zinn’s Portraits Project at NYU, has performed with Stanley Tucci, Jesse Eisenberg & Lupe Fiasco.


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