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Big Prize Slam, and Brian McCracken!

October 25th, 2017 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Come hear amazing poems by poets competing for big prizes!

The winner gets a $75 gift certificate to Elliot Bay Books, and the runner up gets a $25 gift certificate to Jai Thai! Come cheer them on, hear or perform some great poetry – and perhaps walk away with a prize!

About Our Feature

Brian McCracken is a neurodiverse butterfly on fire who manages to camouflage himself adequately. Except when he’s on stage. He is a founder and gardener of Olympia’s performance poetry community, Olympia People’s Mic. Brian is Olympia’s 1 st Grand Slam champion, 1 st representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam, and competed on Seattle Poetry Slam’s 2014 National Poetry Slam Team, which ranked #8 in the nation. Brian also coached and competed on Olympia’s 2015 & 16 team. He has been published in Activist Writers, Calliope, Underground Voices and two self-published chapbooks, Dotted Lines: A Roadside Manifesto for Word Bleeders and If a Caterpillar Flaps Its Wings. He lives in Olympia, WA and is slowly being weathered into a soggy gray alien.


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