Please join us for a really good time.
What is a SLAM? It is a celebration of the art of oral interpretation and performance with emphasis on the interaction between the poetry reader and the audience.

The event is open to everyone attending the NSRA conference

Poets/Presenters can perform original work, favorite work by others, or song lyrics as poetry.
Poets/Presenters can present poems by heart, memorized, or can read them from a book or paper.
No props, costumes, or musical instruments.
2-minute limit for the presentation of the poem.
Poets/Presentations will be judged for their work in a scoring range of 1 to 10. Scores of the judges will be averaged.
If there is a close score there will be a Slam Off with a second poem.
Finally, come prepared to laugh, have a good time celebrating poetry and literacy, and maybe even win some prizes.

  • And remember, “The Points are not the Point. The Point is Poetry!”