Lake Effect Poetry and The Poet's Haven present the First Friday Poetry Spectacular at Karma Café in Canton, Ohio! December 6th's show is the Lake Effect Poetry Women of the World Grand Slam!
This month is a special event to determine who will represent Lake Effect Poetry at 2014's Women of the World Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas March 20th through 22nd!
● This will be a 4-round slam. Points will be cumulative.
● The rounds will be 3 minutes, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, and 1 minute.
● Each round will have a 10-second grace period, after which points will be deducted.
● All poems must be original. This is a solo competition.
● No musical accompaniment is permitted. No props may be used in the performances.
The winner will be crowned Lake Effect's WOW Champion for 2014 and will represent northeast Ohio at WOWPS. (The winner will also be required to take part in fund-raising efforts prior to the trip.)
This competition is open to any poets who identify as women and will be at least 18 years of age by March 19th. The winning poet must be a registered member of Poetry Slam Inc. by the end of December.
An open-mic will precede the slam for anyone who wishes to perform without entering or whom is ineligible for the competition (ie: dudes).
This is an ALL-AGES/UNMODERATED event, meaning that everyone is welcome to attend and participate, but parents should be aware that some performances may contain adult language and content.
There is no cover charge to attend this event, but please show your thanks and support for the venue by buying food and beverages from the café. Karma has great sandwiches and wraps! (NO OUTSIDE FOOD IS PERMITTED IN THE CAFE, other than food-drive donations. We really shouldn't have to tell folks this. I mean, if you went in Red Lobster and sat down to eat a bag from McDonalds, they would throw you out. Please don't make me throw you out. Thanks.)