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Our First Team Semifinals, with Champagne Ryder Jr.!

December 12th, 2018 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

It’s that time!  Poets who have qualified over the last three months will be competing in a no-holds-barred poetry competition for a spot in the finals next April!  They’ll be bringing their best work, so it’s sure to be a night to remember.  We’ll also have our usual open mic, and a special feature from our own hometown poetry hero, Champagne Ryder, Jr.!


About Our Feature

Champagne is a Seattle native, with his mother being from Sea-tac and Father being from East Oakland California. His poems include references from Videogames, to hiphop, and various niche fandoms. When champagne isn’t writing poetry, he’s attending Central Washington University, playing Magic: the Gathering, or just hanging with friends and family. Champagne has won the 2018 hoodie slam, and a finalist for Battle of the word: Seattle.


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.