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Open Slam, Featuring Grizzy!

September 4th, 2019 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Tonight is an OPEN SLAM! What does that mean? It means we’re not competing for a spot in semifinals or any kind of special prize… We’re competing for the GLORY OF THE POETRY. There will be t rounds with a three minute time limit each.


About Our Feature

Grizzy Hotz is a social worker currently living in Seattle. She can be found performing throughout the city or playing in the rain. Grizzy competed as a storm poet in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additionally, in 2015 Grizzy received her Master’s in Social Work and published her thesis on incorporating expressive arts therapy into social work practice. Grizzy has formerly worked as an art instructor for the Bakul Foundation, artist in residence for Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, claymation artist for Srishti – The Environmental Quiz show, and cashier at Home Depot. Griz’s work is mostly about her experiences with mental illness and loss.


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.