Scroll down to find all the information you need about how to attend and participate in our monthly events. Please contact us with any questions. Greatest thanks to the Lane Arts Council for sponsoring the 2012 - 2013 EPS. Happy Slamming...
The Eugene Poetry Slam is the place for great local poets, a lively audience, and renowned guest spoken word artists. The night kicks off with an Open Mic, followed by a Featured Local Poet, a Featured National Poet and then moves into the Slam itself.
'Slam' is the competitive performance of spoken word poetry. It generally fuses elements of theater with a more traditional literary reading, which makes for riveting and moving performances. But, as many veterans will tell you, slam is really about getting people interested and involved in reading and writing poetry - and what do you know, it works!
The Eugene Poetry Slam is open to all and is judged by volunteers from the audience. Guests can sign up for the open mic, to be a judge, or to compete.
DATE: Every 2nd Saturday of the month October - June
(See calender for details)
TIME: 7:00 Slam Sign Up 7:30 Show
(6:30 - 7:00 Pre-Show Jazz Open Mic)
PLACE: Tsunami Books 2585 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405
COST: $5-$10 Sliding Scale