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BELTWAY POETRY LAST OPEN Slam | Brookland | February 28, 2017 hosted by Busboys and Poets Beltway Slam featuring Jordan Simpson

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)

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BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents:

Beltway Slam

 

Busboys and Poets and the Beltway Poetry Slam Presents: THE LAST OPEN SLAM of the Season

12 poets will compete in 2 rounds of preliminary slam to earn points towards a spot on the 2017 BELTWAY POETRY SLAM TEAM! All are welcomed to enter. First come first serve basis for the poetry slam. Food and drinks will be served. For more info, please scroll below!


ABOUT OUR FEATURE

 Bronx Native with family roots in Jamaica, Jordan Simpson has been ranked the #1 youth poet in Texas. A featured TEDx speaker, the current Houston resident continues to work nation-wide as a workshop facilitator, Emcee, and social activist. Among a long list of college performances, Jordan has shared stages with The Blue Man Group and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Currently attending Texas Southern University for Pharmacy School, Jordan prides himself on his poetry being used as an aid in his venture for identity and peace through writing as well as a tool for inspiration. Jordan has been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR, Houston Chronicle,  and the Houston Press. Jordan Simpson is a member of the 2016 Houston VIP poetry Slam team.

 

 

BELTWAY OPEN SEASON RULES:

Prepare up to 3 poems, no longer than 3 minutes each, based on any topic or content, no censorship required. There is a time penalty administered after a 10 second grace period for going over. .5 points deducted from your total score for every 10 seconds you go over.

The slam will have 2 rounds. Depending on the number of Slam Participants, it will be elimination rounds. No more than 12 poets total in the slam. All rounds are cumulative. First, second, and third place each earn points towards the season, 3 pnts, 2pnts, 1 pnt, respectively. Once you have garnered 6 pnts, you are automatically eligible for Semi Finals.  

No props, costumes, or musical accompaniment is allowed.

Some rules may change if it is a specialty slam, check with the slammaster/bout manager, or visit www.facebook.com/beltwayslamdc 

 $5 Entry. Tickets are available now, on www.busboysandpoets.com

 Full menu and Bar, Handicap accessible.

 625 Monroe St. NE Washington D.C. (1 block from Brookland-CUA Metro on Red Line)


 

 

Have questions about BELTWAY POETRY LAST OPEN Slam | Brookland | February 28, 2017 hosted by Busboys and Poets Beltway Slam featuring Jordan Simpson? Contact Busboys and Poets

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Busboys and Poets
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, dc 20017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EST)


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Our Tribal Statement 

Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world. 

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