The Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival is a 2 day poetry feast featuring 42 poets with the gumption to compete for the Title: Texas Grand Slam Poetry Champion and a $1200 Grand Prize. It is the answer to those who are hungry clutching a Sunday morning back row pew of worry with prayers for poetry. We hope that the drought for a state-wide poetry slam has come to a conclusion. We invite everyone to return and are proud to present to you the 3rd Annual TEXAS GRAND SLAM POETRY FESTIVAL!
Friday October 4th
**DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 pm**
All 3 are held simultaneously. [Revolution, The Grand Stafford, The Palace]
Jomar Valentin, Desiree Dallagiacomo, Christopher Fox Graham, Michael Lee, Laura Welsh, Gray, The Fluent One, William Brian Sain, Kaycee Filson, Christopher Michael, J Mase III, Houston Hughes, Don Juan, Ariana Brown
THE PALACE THEATER:
Olivia Slusher, Teddy Mae, Hieu Nguyen, Donney Rose, Rooster, Justin Lamb, Allen Small, Sasha Banks, Sam Cook, Danny Strack, Molly Adams, Jim Dulin, Heart, Lance Hunter
THE GRAND STAFFORD THEATER:
FreeQuency, Ryan McMasters, Chucky Black, Sam Sax, Ms. B, Jordan, Zai, Jacob Dodson, Diamond Mason, Desiree Hooper, Chris Formey, Faylita Hicks, The Klute, Kevin Burke
[Format: This First Bout will consist of a 3 minute, a 2 minute, and a 1 minute round of poetry].
The Grand Stafford Theater: 9:00 pm
The Village Cafe: 10:00 pm
2 venues [The Grand Stafford, The Village]
Each stage will have 12 poets competing.
[Format: This Semi-Final will consist of two 3 minute rounds of poetry].
Saturday October 5th
**DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 pm**
Start time: 8:00 pm
The top 10 poets compete for $2800 in prizes.
Format: Three 3 minute rounds of poetry.
***NOTE: FRIDAY IS FREE FOR ALL***
However, passes are good for Both days and are needed to get into the FINALS event Saturday!