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An Open Slam, with Amina Chinnell-Mateen!

January 9th, 2019 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

We’re going to have one more open slam before we kick off our second round of Team Qualifiers – this is your chance to practice some of your new or recently edited poems in preparation!

It’s bound to be a fun night of poetry, with an open mic as always!


About Our Feature

Amina Chinnell-Mateen is a Seattle native who only recently discovered her love of Redbull and Mountain Dew. She is a new artist and writer, to the poetry community. She has found solace and  in writing about the difficulties of being a person of color, challenging stereotypes associated with the issues found in the mental health field,  and issues surrounding sexual assault and recovery. Amina founded a slam scene in North Dakota which has recently gained popularity. She is the author of two self published chapbooks, Born On The Wrong Side Of Color, and her most recent Hush Now. She enjoys laughing and spending time in the heart of the city she always considers home.


Writing Circle at 6pm!

Before the slam, come to the writing circle – we’ll be at Jai Thai from 6pm-7pm, giving writing prompts and sharing our work in an attempt to help each other improve and get creative input! Drop in anytime before 7pm and join us!

How to Sign up!

Go to the stage, there will be slips of paper and a pen! Put your name in the tambourine to join the slam, and in the metal bucket to join the open mic!

About the Open Mic

You can do poetry, songs, even comedy: but we ask that you stick to no more than one poem/song, as well as keeping it at or under 3 minutes!

If you are Slamming

If you sign up for the slam, remember that you MUST be in attendance for the draw at 8pm! If you miss the draw, you will be given the first position automatically. If you miss that, you will be disqualified!

Safety Statement

Rain City Slam is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Rain City community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Rain City Slam board. We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.