Southwest Florida Poetry Slam

April 11, 2020; 7:00pm
Center for Performing Arts - Moe Auditorium & Film Center
Tickets: $10

Join us at the Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs for the Southwest Florida Poetry Slam on April 11, 2020.

WHAT IS A POETRY SLAM
A Poetry Slam itself is simply a poetry competition in which poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience, which serves as a judge. The work is judged as much on the manner and enthusiasm of its performance as its content or style, and many slam poems are not intended to be read silently from the page. Performance at a Poetry Slam is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes or music. After performing they receive scores from five randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone, they don’t even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem. Slams have become one of the most vital and energetic movements in poetry, revitalizing interest in poetry and in performance.

Prizes are $500 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

Visit our FAQ Section for more information on poetry slams and if you are interested in participating in the Poetry Slam check out the Rules and Tips Section and the Registration Page to sign up to perform.

Ticket are $10 per person and can be purchased here.

2019 Winners

First Place
Eddie Figures
Second Place
Emanuel Urias
Third Place
Janay Cosner