Geoff USS

Union Square Slam presents GEOFF KAGAN-TRENCHARD

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Union Square Slam presents GEOFF KAGAN-TRENCHARD
March 1, 2016 7:00 PM
March 1, 2016 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
212 620 7310 ext. 300
February 15, 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
Geoff USS

Well, here we are! A fresh new quarter on our Brand New Day: as of this show, Union Square Slam has officially moved to TUESDAYS!! Take note, then get your Art Hearts down here for the indominable Geoff Kagan-Trenchard, and our very first open slam in our last quarter!!

6:00pm: Free Poetry Workshop with Sara Emily Kuntz
7:00pm: Sign-ups
7:30pm: Open Mic
8:00pm: Feature
8:30pm Poetry Slam

About our Feature:

Geoff Kagan-Trenchard is a nationally recognized poet and theater artist. His work has been featured on HBO, All Def Poetry, TEDx, and Upworty. His poems have been published in published in numerous journals including Word Riot, Muzzle, Union Station Magazine and Freeze Ray. He has received commissions for theatrical work from the National Performance Network, Dance Theater Workshop, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the City of Oakland. He is also a lawyer with the Court Square Law Project. His work can be found at

About our Slam:

::Union Square Slam National Team Competition::

There are 3 quarters of competitive poetry slam, each culminating in a Semifinal. Each quarter consists of six open slams (one or more of which is a New Shit slam — competition in New Shit slams counts towards your total points!)

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.

At the end of each quarter, the poets with the 8 highest cumulative scores FOR THE QUARTER, are invited to compete in Semifinals. If a qualified poet opts out, then the next highest ranking poet qualifies. Semifinals are run using the same rules as the Open Slams. The top two highest ranked poets in each Semifinals bout will advance to Finals Stage, along with the top two winners of the Last Chance slam.

Last Chance Slam will be INVITATIONAL only to include the top 8 poets who have the highest cumulative scores over the entire season/all three quarters, but who didn’t not otherwise qualify for FINALS.