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OU Libraries National Poetry Month Poetry Slam
4/3/2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OU Libraries is celebrating National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam. Everyone is welcome to compete or you can come and be a part of the audience - you may be chosen as a judge! First place wins $100, runner-up wins $50. To compete, bring two original poems (one for each round of competition). 

  1. Bring two original poems - one for each round of competition
  2. No warm-up! Come ready to compete. 
  3. Three minute time limit (plus a 10 second grace period) to read one poem, with a one-half point deduction per each 10 seconds over. 
  4. No props, costumes, musical instruments, or electronic devices may be used.
  5. Scoring is on a 10 point scale; high and low scores will be dropped, giving poets a total score of between 0 and 30 points. 
  6. All poets must sign themselves in by 7 p.m. sharp.
  7. No selling or distributing of poetry chapbooks or other printed material.

Kresge Library 4th Floor
Kresge Library 4th Floor, 2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Rochester MI, 48309
Contact Information
Anne Switzer
(248) 370-2475