CalSlam’s Second Annual Halloween Slam next Friday, featuring CalSlam Alumni and Bay Area LEGEND Terry Taplin
Date: October 22nd at 7pm
Location: Multicultural Center (MCC) on the 2nd Floor of the MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley Campus
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Performer Sign-Ups: 6:45pm
Break out your costumes, this is the SECOND ANNUAL CALSLAM HALLOWEEN POETRY SLAM. On Friday, October 22nd Calslam is hosting their second of a series of monthly poetry slams this semester where participants will compete to earn their place on Cal Slam poetry team, which will represent UC Berkeley at the 2011 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitation (CUPSI) and compete against 35+ Universities across the nation.
If you do not know the rules of a poetry slam: Participants have 3 minutes to share their words. They are then scored on a scale of 1-10 by five randomly selected judges. Particpants are given a ten second grace period, after which .5 points will be deducted with every subsequent 10 seconds over time.
OF COURSE, the point is not in the “points,” the point is the poetry but if you’re uncomfortable being judged on a rigorous 1-10 scale, the night starts off with an open mic that we HIGHLY encourage folks to share their stuff.
If you are interested in performing, watching, being enlightened or even getting more involved with the organization, please come! Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.
If you have any questions, please contact Natasha
Huey at email@example.com or Gabriel Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org