Social and Poetry Slam
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Featuring award-winning poet Matt Mason
and our own slam guru Marilyn Coon!

Please join us for a really good time. Matt and Marilyn have promised to entertain with a warm up for the crowd before we SLAM!
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.

POETRY SLAM GUIDELINES FOR NSRA READING CONFERENCE
*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!”