The Black Poetry Slam and Book Fair hosted by Free.K

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The Black Poetry Slam and Book Fair hosted by Free.K

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Rudyard's 2010 Waugh Houston, TX 77006

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  • 3 hours
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Write About Now Poetry is the preferred destination of poetry for thousands of individuals living in Houston and beyond each year. Our poetry events have become a bucket list destination for poetry lovers who drive and fly from across the country to attend our shows every single week.

We’ve been called the best poetry open mic in Houston, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it…

Our shows, poets and poetry videos have received popular acclaim garnering attention and shares from celebrities like Sophie Turner, Lily Allen, Lenny Kravitz, LeAnn Rimes, Chance The Rapper, Juan Gotti, Misty Copeland, Thomas J. Hilfiger, Busta Rhymez, Marc Jacobs and more.

Write About Now has been covered by, featured by or collaborated with some of the largest media networks in the world, including Vibe Magazine, AfroPunk, Huffington Post, Upworthy, Diet Prada, MasterClass, POPSUGAR, Everyday Feminism, We are mitu, Word Porn, BuzzFeed, Remezcla, HiHo, George Takei, A plus, Blavity, For Harriet, Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Whataburger and more.

This support and fan fare has helped Write About Now become one of the most popular poetry groups in the world building a following of more than 1 million individuals across the @wanpoetry Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, which has helped poets reach tens of millions of viewers online.

Get access to show discounts, writing challenges, online writing workshops and more by becoming an official Write About Now member today! If you're a member, it's only $7 to enter the show at the door instead of the standard $10 cover. Learn more about the membership here:

Join us at this event to kick off Black History Month and celebrate Black authors and poets from the greater Houston area and beyond. Write About Now is proud to present to you for the first time The Black Poetry Slam and Book Fair. A poetry slam is a fun, electric and competitive poetry showcase in which poets perform their work and are judged by random members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance. The high score and the low score are dropped and the rest are added to give the poet their score for that round. The scores are added across the rounds and a final score it tallied and the top 3 scores win cash prizes. 2 Rounds. This event will be hosted by 2X Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist Free.K.

All poets who compete in this competition will be permitted to sell their books and merchandise.

Sign ups open to all. First come. First serve.

1st place: $100

2nd place: $60

3rd place: $40

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