Compete or Just Experience Poetry Slam April 11

2013 Poetry SlamSign up to perform or just come to enjoy an evening of performance poetry at Lone Star College-CyFair’s 2013 Poetry Slam set April 11.

“Be prepared for a rowdy atmosphere where performers can speak their mind as we celebrate the freedom of expression with our annual Poetry Slam,” said Carolina Ruiz, professor of English. “In celebration of National Poetry Month, this annual event is the opportunity to express, speak, declare and showcase your original work with a chance to win prizes.”

Community and college slam poets will “bring their ‘A’ game and leave the fluff at home” as they compete and entertain audiences with poems in styles that typically range from vibrant, hip hop style to serene rhythm and rhyme. This event is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Main Stage Theatre at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Contestants need to prepare three original poems with the performance of each poem no longer than three minutes.  Contestants should register and receive a copy of the rules by Monday, April 8 to participate.

Judging the performances is a panel of professors, college staff and audience members who use an adaptation of National Poetry Slam rules.

This event is intended for mature audiences as some poems may contain adult material.

To register as a performer or for information, contact Ruiz at Carolina.ruiz@lonestar.edu or 281.290.3465.