Wednesday, 2 May 2012

How To Find Poetry Slam Events Around The World

Poetry readings have been occurring for many years in cafes, art-houses, bookstores, and universities all around the world. Around 30 years ago this art-form evolved into an entirely new permutation: the poetry slam. This is a competition in which poets perform their creations and are judged by members of the audience. Judges give a score (ranging from one to ten) based on the poet's content and performance.
Do you have some beautiful, inspirational, or thought provoking poems that you wish to share with others? Do you have the courage, desire, and competitive spirit take part in poetry competition? Are wondering where to find poetry slam event? This article will provide some suggestions for finding poetry slam events around the world. If you want to find more information for developing your skills as a poet, check out some Online Universities.

Poetry Slam Locations

There are over 2000 poetry slams, readings, events, and conferences all over the world. Some are locai events. You can find them in the following ways:
  • Look at listings at a community art center.
  • Look for postings or check the schedule at local coffee shops, bookstores, and small music venues.
  • Look online at local message boards, such as the Craigslist site for your city or area.
  • If you are very ambitious and you know other passionate poets in your area, you can organize your own poetry slam. Many small coffee shops and cafes welcome the business that a poetry slam would bring in and would be happy to help facilitate or provide a venue for such an event.

There are also many national and international poetry slams. One of the most prominent of all is the "National Poetry Slam", in which poets from all over the United States and Europe compete with one another. It is held in a different city every year. If you are interesting in attending or competing in one of national or international poetry slams, they can be found in the following ways:

  • Poetry Slam, Inc.: This is one of the most thorough sites for information on poetry slams, not only for finding poetry slam events, but also on such things as rules to follow for poetry slams and the basic "nuts and bolts" of how poetry slam events function.
  • Do a basic search for "poetry slams (location)" in search engines such as Google, Chrome, and Yahoo.
  • In addition to listing poetry events, is an all encompassing site on everything related to poetry, including a handy search feature for finding specific poems or poets.

If you have tremendous passion for poetry and want to take your poetry skills to a higher level, please find more information on degree programs at MFA Degree.

Poetry Slam, Inc.

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