Horror Open Mic + Phoenix Poetry Slam
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Horror Open Mic + Phoenix Poetry Slam

Celebrate the month of October with local poets and writers sharing their work influenced by Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Baudelaire, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, & more! The reading will be followed by the Phoenix Poetry Slam! Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for the longest running poetry slam in Phoenix, AZ!

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Arizona Open Book Society | Lend An Ear by Tayo Talabi
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

Arizona Open Book Society | Lend An Ear by Tayo Talabi

Arizona Open Book Society Presents: "Lend An Ear"

By Tayo Talabi (A Short Play Reading) 6pm at Lawn Gnome Publishing.

Tayo Talabi is a playwright and performer from Phoenix, AZ.

The short play she wrote, "Lend An Ear" gives an unfiltered insight into the struggles of what some women of color go through and how it has effected them and made them into the women they are today.

"Mental health needs to be considered just as important as physical health. And as a woman of color it has been a life long struggle to find people in and outside of our community that can validate and understand the internal struggles we go through."

This short play reading is to help people understand life from a different perspective and to tell women of color going through depression or anxiety or any mental health issue, that they should not continue to hide their pain, that they are not alone, that they can be heard.

What makes this event unique is the of discussion of mental health through performance art (theatre). The audience will hear the unfiltered perspective from those who've spent their lives marginalized and silenced. There will be a talk back which gives the audience a chance to provide feedback about the short play, about mental health and means to find and receive support.

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Phoenix Poetry Slam
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Phoenix Poetry Slam

10 poets compete in three rounds of verbal aerobics judged by 5 members of the audience! Doors open at 7:30pm. Slam begins at 8pm. Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam from Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.

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Phoenix Poetry Slam Championships
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Phoenix Poetry Slam Championships

The Top 11 poets in Phoenix + the winner of the Last Chance Slam compete to see who will rep Phoenix at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, Illinois! Slam begins at 8pm. The slam will be hosted at Megaphone PHX!

 

A poetry slam differs from an open-mic poetry reading in a couple of different ways. Slam poets have three minutes for the reading, can use drama elements while performing and are judged by non-poets from the audience. Performers are scored on a scale of 0-10 with one decimal, just like the scoring in the Olympics, except this championship is in downtown Phoenix, AZ on Friday, June 15, 8pm.

In order to qualify for the Phoenix Poetry Slam Championship, poets had to compete in a series of slams prior to this one. There were 26 poets in central Arizona that fulfilled that criteria, and the top eleven in rankings will compete in a three round poetry slam (with cutthroat eliminations) to determine which four poets will represent Phoenix Poetry Slam and Lawn Gnome Publishing

Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam from Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.

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Phoenix Poetry Slam (IWPS Qualifier #1)
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Phoenix Poetry Slam (IWPS Qualifier #1)

10 poets compete for a $50 cash prize. Doors open at 7:30pm. Slam begins at 8pm. The slam will be hosted by Megaphone PHX! 

Today’s Phoenix Poetry Slam from Lawn Gnome Publishing is the result of years of seeking talented new voices and promoting strong literary events.
 

This is the first poetry slam out of six for the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Qualifiers.

 

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