Slam Season Begins in Houston

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March 14, 2014 by WITS Editor

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The three youth poetry slams have produced 9 spoken word poets who will proceed to the Space City Grand Slam on April 26th, 2014. There are still 3 more opportunities to qualify for the big event . The top 6 of the Space City Grand Slam will become the 2014 MetaFour Houston slam team, and will compete and perform all over Texas, and will represent Houston at the Brave New Voices competition in Philadelphia.

The poetry slam preliminaries are for ages 13-19. Participants must recite or perform their own original poems and must attend the workshop prior to the slam in order to compete.  The next two competitions will be:

Saturn Slam, March 28th, 7pm Workshop, 7:45pm Slam @ Hope Stone, 1111 Van Buren

Neptune Slam, April 5th, 11am Workshop, 11:45am Slam @ Stella Link Neighborhood Library 7405 Stella Link

These events are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

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One thought on “Slam Season Begins in Houston

  1. Cleo Bonny says:

    Cleo Bonny, World Reading culture ambassador
    North West university ambassador
    University library user culture,
    The world knowledge is not a fake culture,
    Read read and harder like learning culture
    Suppress pretentious culture,
    Fight Freedom robbing culture,
    Read and defeat world destroying reading culture,

    I miss my best friends like textbooks,
    They promised to be there, until the i am not academically rusty
    But they are here in these building to change my scholarly looks
    Sitting there in the shelves with me and academically words
    The world reading ambassador Cleo Bonny, yes written discourse

    But why am I here alone?
    The world is waiting for me
    Why am i here alone?
    In that building, the nuclear bomb
    The nature puts everything on earth
    The nature puts everyone on earth
    The nature is looking for only one hero
    Is it you, Cleo Bonny reading envoy
    But why am I here alone?
    With all these books in the Library
    With Human social science, Law faculty
    With administration and commerce, education text books
    Why am I alone
    Cleo Bonny, World Reading culture ambassador

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