BUSBOYS AND POETS & @BeltwaySlamDC Presents:
Busboys and Poets and the Beltway Poetry Slam Presents: THE HOLIDAY SLAM Featuring ELIZABETH ACEVEDO!!!
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!
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)