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Women of the World Poetry Slam with Dylan Collins!

January 15th, 2020 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Are you looking for a place to share poetry without fear of judgment? Come participate in our open mic.

Trying to get your words out there with the help of a little friendly competition? We also have our  3rd Qualifying Poetry Slam!

WOWPS – the Women of the World Poetry Slam – is a national competition exclusively for individuals who identify as female. Women from all over North America convene at a central location yearly to compete for the coveted title of WoWPS Champion!

Rain City sends a single poet to WoWPS every year as our representative and champion. The representative is chosen through a series of tournament-style poetry slams!

You do not want to miss this.

Come get some good grub, hear great poetry and have a good time.



About Our Feature

Dylan Collins is a spoken word artist, writer, poet, activist and educator. He is the host and creator of Word Humboldt, a weekly community based spoken word open mic in Arcata, CA and was part of the City Soul Café Poetry team in Raleigh, NC.

Dylan recently published his first full length book “Love Poems We Write Ourselves” through Writers Block Publishing. He created a poetry slam club and coached incredible youth poets from Garner Magnet High School in North Carolina and ran a creative writing program at Pathways for People in Cary, NC working with teens and adults with disabilities and was the Humboldt County Poetry Out Loud coach in 2019. He facilitated writing workshops and performed his words out loud all across the country. He is in awe of the number of doors spoken word has opened for him in his life and can only hope to give back in return to everyone what it has given him.

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.