Bring your hottest two poems to compete alongside some of the best poets WNY and Canada has to offer!Poems are limited to three minutes and ten seconds. YouthBNIPS audience attracts viewers of all ages. So remember, no swearing, no obscenity, and no vulgarity! You're an excellent poet, anyway. So we're certain you have plenty of other words in your poetic arsenal. Lets hear those hyperboles, metaphors, and similes.
Poets must also participate in an orientation and workshop to be scheduled. In it you'll have all of your questions answered regarding the slam format and get a chance to workshop your poems with award-winning slam poets. You'll also have a chance to familiarize yourself with the space.
Elmwood Franklin is a premier independent preschool to eighth grade school located in the city of Buffalo. The Johnston Theatre is a professional grade state-of-the-art performance space that seats 475 people. Which means this event...IS A PRETTY BIG DEAL! Plus, we're expecting youth from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Canada.
Cash prizes will be awarded onstage at the announcement of the winners. Prizes are as follows:
1st Prize: $250
2nd Prize: $150
3rd Prize: $75
There are a limited number of spaces available for participants. To secure your place submit this pre-registration form. Registrants will only need to secure a general admission ticket the day of the event. You can also register in person by calling (716) 533-9491.