Joanna Hoffman

Union Square Slam presents Joanna Hoffman and WOWPS Qualifier #2

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Union Square Slam presents Joanna Hoffman and WOWPS Qualifier #2
November 1, 2016 7:00 PM
November 1, 2016 9:30 PM
Union Square Slam
October 24, 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
Joanna Hoffman


Union Square Slam is hosting our second of three qualifiers for the Women of the World Poetry Slam, held in Dallas, TX this March. The top two winners of the night will qualify for a spot in our WOWPS Finals December 14th. AND THEN THERE’S OUR FEATURE, 15-year slam veteran and all-around bomb-ass Unicorn, Joanna Hoffman!!

6pm: Free Writing Workshop
7pm: Sign-ups and Socialize
8pm: Slam Round 1 (2 minute round; 8 poets)
8:30pm: Feature
9pm: Slam Rounds 2 and 3 (1 minute/5 poets; 4 minute/3 poets)

$5 Admission // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible

About Our Feature:

Joanna Hoffman ( is a spoken word poet and teaching artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a 15 year veteran of slam, or competitive performance poetry, who has competed on 5 National Poetry Slam teams, ranked 4th at the 2012 Women of the World Poetry Slam and was the 2012 champion of Capturing Fire, an international LGBTQ poetry competition. Her full-length book of poetry, Running for Trap Doors (Sibling Rivalry Press) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and featured in the American Library Association’s list of recommended LGBT reading for 2014. She was recently named a White House Champion of Change for LGBT advocacy through art. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming on Upworthy, Buzzfeed, Winter Tangerine, decomP, PANK, The Offing, Union Station Magazine, The Legendary, Sinister Wisdom and in the Write Bloody Publishing anthologies We Will be Shelter and Multiverse.