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Open Slam ft. Samantha Slupski!

April 17th, 2019 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

About Our Feature

Samantha Slupski is a poet and mental health advocate based in the heart of the Midwest. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Poetic Underground, Slam Master of Kansas City Poetry Slam, a board member for Fountainverse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest, a 2017 ARTS KC grant recipient, and was voted the 2nd best-spoken word artist in The Pitch Kansas City’s Best of 2017. She has been published in multiple online publications, YouTube, and her debut book, “What Sits Between my Veins” (EMP 2017). She has been a competitor at Texas Grand Slam 2016, 2017, and 2018, toured nationally in Spring 2018, was a 2018 Kansas City Poetry Slam Nationals team member and headlined the Melbourne Spoken Word Poetry Festival in 2018. Her work centers around how a body maintains survival through trauma, how she exists as a woman, and how she is learning to take up space. To find out more about Samantha, visit her website at www.samanthaslupskipoetry.com or on Instagram at @samfromkc.

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.