USS Emily Eastman

Union Square Slam presents Emily Eastman and Open Slam #3

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Union Square Slam presents Emily Eastman and Open Slam #3
November 15, 2016 7:00 PM
November 15, 2016 9:30 PM
Union Square Slam
November 14, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
USS Emily Eastman


Well, America. Thanks for giving us ever more reason to gather together and write, create, read, scream poems into microphones. Come get held/witnessed/free this Tuesday with our 3rd qualifying slam of the season, and none other than the Wicked Queer Glitterbomb of Love, Emily Eastman!!!

6pm: Free Writing Workshop
7pm: Sign-Ups
7:30pm: Slam Round One
8:15pm: Feature
8:45pm Slam Rounds 2 and 3

$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible

About our Feature:

Emily Eastman is a genderqueer poet & organizer who hails from Manchester; New Hampshire’s loudest middle child. A longtime community & staff member of the Slam Free or Die poetry series, they have helped to facilitate countless events & workshops on both a local & national level. They have performed, hosted, shouted, bout managed, & wept their way across the country, from classrooms to concert halls, and several barrooms in between. They have competed & represented Slam Free or Die at many national tournaments, including the Individual World Poetry Slam (2014, 2015) the Women of the World Poetry Slam (2015, 2016) and the National Poetry Slam (2015, 2016.) Interests include strong coffee, dismantling the white supremacist heteropatriarchy, & spending dinner dates talking about radical softness. Their greatest review to date came as a text from their 11-year-old sister: “Adequate.”

About our Slam:

There are six opportunities to compete for the Union Square Slam National Team. The top two winners of each Open Slam have secured their spot in Finals, pending participation in a Specialty Slam.

Each open slam will :
- consist of up to 8 poet competitors
- have a 3 min time limit for each round with a 10-second grace period
- will go from 8 in the first round to 5 in the second round and 3 in the third round (this is subject to change depending on the number of competitors that night — see below)
- be scored cumulatively — the winner of the night will have the highest cumulative score from all three rounds.

Union Square Slam Nationals Qualifiers (Open Slams) are on the following dates:

September 20th
October 18th
November 15th
January 17th
February 21st
March 21st

Union Square Slam National Team Selection Finals will be held on April 18th.

In order to represent Union Square Slam at any National Competition, you must meet the following requirements:

- Be 18 years old or older (all ages can compete in our slams! You just won’t be able to rep us at PSI events)
- Be an active member of PSI at the time of competition (register at you cover your annual registration fee of $20 — questions? Talk to Cecily or the current slam manager)
- Read, sign, and adhere to the PSI Code of Conduct
- Participate in at least one Specialty Slam during the 2016-7 season. Specialty Slams include WOWPS qualifiers, Nerd Slams, Petty Slams, Iron Poet Slams, etc.