Orlando Poetry Slam with Chibbi Orduña!

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The Milk Bar Lounge

2424 E Robinson St.

Orlando, FL 32803

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Competitive poetry with a feature performance by Chibi Orduna

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Come see spoken word live in person as poets compete for cash prizes and dubious honors. See what poets can cultivate in the moment, when words are lifted from the page and delivered without filter. Enjoy the event for free, or take the stage yourself and share your truth! Special feature performance by Chibbi Orduna! Experience poetry, be moved!

Rules for competitors:

Buy a drink/support the venue to sign up!

List opens 8pm, Slam starts at 9pm

3-5 random judges from the audience will score the poets

You need 2 poems to compete.

Content must be original. No props, no costumes.

3:10 minute time limit, full point deduction for every second over.

1st Round: 12 poets,

New Piece Rule: all poems must be new to the venue (never scored for season points at our events)

5 highest scoring poets advance to 2nd Round

2nd Round: Clean Slate, top poet at the end of the 2nd Round is the winner!

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Feature by Chibbi Orduna

Chibbi is a Mexican-born, Texas bred poet, actor, and makeup artist. He started performing poetry in Austin in 2006, is the founder of Laredo BorderSlam, and a founding member of the Houston poetry spot, Write About Now. He has self-published 3 books; his latest OTRO/PATRIA, a journey through the intersections of identity, was released in the summer of 2019. He was featured in the Houston LGBTQIA magazine OutSmart, and one of his poems was shared by the online Latin Media Blog We Are Mitu, and George Takei. He was part of the first team to represent Write About Now at the National Poetry Slam in 2016. In 2017 he was the San Antonio PuroSlam Slam Champion and coached that team to it’s first national title since 1999. He was the co-coach of the 2018 and 2019 PuroSlam Team.

Competing poets will receive season points for this event, which will be allocated based on a poets ranking at the end of the night. Season points determine eligibility for future slam events.

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The Milk Bar Lounge

2424 E Robinson St.

Orlando, FL 32803

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