Thursday, Oct. 31!
Get in the running for $1000 in year-end prize money + $300 in Gift Certificates!
The Inspired Word's 2013 Slam Master Jam poetry slam qualifiers will be held EVERY last Thursday of the month, from January 2013 to October 2013, at Bareburger in the East Village.
Note: No $$$ PRIZES AWARDED FOR WINNING QUALIFIERS.
This is an OPEN COMPETITION for the 1st 25 poets who either sign up at the door or pay in advance via this link.
The winners of the 10 qualifiers will be eligible to face off in the championship finals on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 for $1000 in total prize money:
1st place - $500 + $150 Gift Certificate to Funkadelic Studios
2nd place - $200 + $150 Gift Certificate to Funkadelic Studios
3rd place - $100
4th place - $75
5th place - $50
6th place - $30
7th place - $25
8th place - $20
9th place – 2 free drinks
10th place – 1 free drink
Time limit escalates from 3 minutes in the first round to 4 minutes in the last two rounds.
When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
EVERY last Thursday through October!
Where: Bareburger East Village
Corner of 5th Street and 2nd Avenue, 2nd floor
Manhattan, New York
Phone: (212) 510-8610
By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 2nd Avenue side.
Time: Sign-up for the slam starts @ 6:30pm, slam starts 7pm.
Cover Charge: $10
NO AGE LIMIT.
25 slots, three rounds:
First round - 25 (3-minute time limit)
Second round - Top 4 (4-minute time limit)
Third round - Top 2 (4-minute time limit)
Guidelines: strict time limit each round (though there's a ten-second grace period; if the person goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score), must be original work, must be a different piece each round (so MAKE SURE you bring THREE pieces).
Of the scores the person receives from five judges, the high and low scores will be dropped and the middle three get added together, giving the person a total score of 0-30. The highest scores in each round advance.
Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: