An Anything Goes! Slam features a five-minute time limit for writers and performers, with music encouraged, and covers okay if identified as such; even group performances are eligible for fabulous prizes. Geof Hewitt is master of this slam. YES, this is anything goes, though it’s an all-ages event, so discretion is required. Can the single voice of an impassioned poet outscore a harp and guitar duet? Come find out on Wednesday, April 25th at Lost Nation Theater.
Sponsored by PoemCity and Lost Nation Theater.
7 pm | Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main Street
On Saturday, April 21st join Slam Master Geof Hewitt at the Center for Arts and Learning for an afternoon of poetry performed by participants age 8 and above, including adults. This is a traditional slam with original writing only and a 3-minute time limit. Participants should be prepared with two pieces of writing.
3:30 pm |Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street
In the past fifty years, a magical loosening of “poetry” has opened doors for reluctant readers and the performance of poems in “poetry slams” has attracted new audiences. The assumption of sing-song or anticipation of hidden metaphors no longer applies.
On Thursday, April 12 come take part in an informal talk. Slam poet Geof Hewitt will offer poems that defy stereotype and discuss strategies for finding more. Participants are encouraged to bring a poem to rehearse. No limit for participants.
A Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau event.
7 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street
On April 16th, at 7:00 PM, Geof Hewitt will be hosting a poetry slam at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum!
Are you curious what a poetry slam looks like? Check out this YouTube video to get an idea:
Friday night’s Poetry Slam was videotaped by ORCA Media and put on YouTube. Check it out. http://youtu.be/6Zf6AEtaR5U.