Wednesday, September 1, 2010


The Poetry Slam was canceled due to low sign up.

The Poetry Slam is open to both teens (ages 13-19) and adults.  
There will be a winning teen entrant and a winning adult entrant.  
Winners will receive a prize.
Participation is limited to 20 contestants.
Sign up in advance at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library,
or send an email to Kim at
or call the Library at 978-468-5577 x14
Bring 3 original poems no longer than 3 minutes each.
Three judges will be chosen randomly from the audience.
Slam is judged on content and performance.
No props or accompaniment of any kind allowed, just you, your poem, and the microphone.
Everyone participates in the first round; advancement to the next round depends on score and/or number of participants.

Poetry Slam Poster
click here to see:  Pictures from the Library's April 2010 Poetry Slam 

For inspiration you may like to watch this film:
Documentary Film of the National Poetry Slam 
(Director's Cut), 14:08 minutes
The National Poetry Slam is the largest performance poetry festival in the world, and in 2005, 75 teams from the US, Canada and Europe decended on Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete for the title of National Poetry Slam Champion. Orginally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME.