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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Gabriel Cortez at email@example.com
Instead of hosting a writing workshop this Wednesday (10/20), CalSlam encourages you to take a trip with us down Shattuck Ave to The Starry Plough to check out some cool local poets. If you’ve never been there before, The Starry Plough is one of the premiere poetry venues in the Bay Area and home to a few sick nationally competing adult teams from recent years.
It’s located at 3101 Shattuck Ave (down the street from the Berkeley Bowl)
The show starts at 8:30pm
If you want to perform, sign-ups are at 7:30pm
Cover is $8
Next writing workshop next Wednesday (10/27). 180 Barrows 7-9pm
10/22 2nd Annual Halloween Slam Feat. Terry Taplin
It was smackin. Congrats to Teruko who took home the most points. Peace to all poets who graced the CalSlam stage. Next Slam Saturday, November 13th in the Tilden Room (top floor MLK Student Union @ UC Berkeley)
What up ya’ll. Just wanted to let you know CalSLAM is holding writing workshops every Monday night from 7-9pm in 254 Dwinelle from now until infinity,
or at least until the end of the semester.
Our student facilitators accommodate all skill levels. Just bring a pen, a page, some inspiration, and we’ll do the rest.
Where: 254 Dwinelle
When: Monday Nights, 7-9pm
When: Thursday, February 24th
Where: 145 Dwinelle
Prepare for a poetic war of words at CalSLAM’s 2011 Battle Of The Bay, where the poets from CalSLAM team will represent UC Berkeley against other heavyweight nationally competing slam teams from UC Santa Cruz, Stanford, and The University of San Francisco. As always, we are raising money to pay our way to national competition in Ann Arbor Michigan just two months away!
This is another SLAM! you don’t want to miss. Guaranteed to split your mind open and fill it with raw bay area poetic content.
Dear CalSLAM Community,
1st) Thank you so much for making Battle of the Bay a magical night. If you missed it, you missed a big one! Stay posted for the next performance date.
2nd) I apologize for the late notice but CalSLAM will be having General Meetings beginning tomorrow at 2pm at 101 Wheeler Hall. Wanna talk, write, plan, or just hang out with the CalSLAM community? Come to CalSLAM’s General Meetings on Saturdays. Share yourself with us!
The CalSLAM team
Microphones, spoken word, eloquence, similes, love, angst, fury, sarcasm, passion, and, most of all, live poetry. Experience Cal’s award winning Cal Slam Poetry Team showcase in the Cal Bookstore. (description taken from the official Cal Day general listing)
The team is back, fresh from the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. There is guaranteed to be some performances you do not want to miss. THIS IS AN OPEN MIC AND OPEN SLAM. Bless the stage with your words!
When: Saturday, April 16
Where: Cal Student Store (MLK Building, next to the magazines)
Follow it on FB: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178103808907879
EDIT: Congratulations to “Hallway Slam” Champion, Isa Borgeson for bringing the heat. Also, props to UC Santa Cruz poet, Casey Rummel, for bringing the heat. Also, props to host, Rahul Patel for keeping it real.
Open House Open Mind, yeah right…
Check out this event, which is being put on by our fellow Bay Area poetry organizers, Vetted Word. It should be a wonderful evening with two AMAZING poets.
More information, below.
Celebrating Two Years of San Francisco’s Most Daring Poetic Series: Vetted Word!
DON’T MISS THESE INCREDIBLE PERFORMERS in their only Bay Area appearance!
We bring you: Anis Mojgani and Derrick Brown!
Get your $16 Presale tickets today! They’ll be $18 at the door~ http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1585124149
Anis Mojgani ~ http://thepianofarm.com/ ~ is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion and winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam. A Pushcart Prize Nomiee and former resident of the Oregon Literary Arts Writer-in-the-Schools program, Anis had performed at numerous universities, festivals, and venues around the globe.
His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, in the pages of RATTLE magazine, and alongside Laureates Ted Kooser and Billy Collins in the anthology Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Originally from New Orleans, Anis has two poetry collections, Over the Anvil We Stretch, and his latest The Feather Room, both from Write Bloody Publishing.
Derrick Brown ~ http://www.brownpoetry.com/ ~ As one of the most original and well-traveled writer/performers in the country, Derrick Brown has gained a cult following for his poetry performances all over the U.S. and Europe. Known for a moving show that incorporates poetry, minimalist music, and sound fx, Brown is unique for being an outstanding performer but is foremost a page poet. He is the founder and president of Write Bloody Publishing in Long Beach CA.
Opening the show on May 3rd, will be a big supporter and contributor to Vetted Word ~ Jen G! ~ http://www.theussjeng.com/
She has represented San Jose and Santa Cruz at the Individual World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam, respectively, been published in venues ranging from literary journals to erotic magazines to websites about sobriety, and featured around the Western United States both alone and as one-half of the poetry duo The Pincushion Orchestra.
We’ll see you on May 3rd!