USS 11-22

Union Square Slam presents Venessa Marco and WOWPS Qualifier #3

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Union Square Slam presents Venessa Marco and WOWPS Qualifier #3
November 22, 2016 7:00 PM
November 22, 2016 9:30 PM
Union Square Slam
November 21, 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 11-22


Did you know? Both our USS rep Gabrielle Smith and USS Organizer Extraordinaire Taylor Steele excelled to Finals Stage at last year’s WOWPS competition? Come on out for your last chance to qualify for USS’s WOWPS Finals Dec 14th!! And while you’re at it, come get your heart salvaged by none other than the dynamite Venessa Marco!!

6pm: Free Writing Workshop
7pm: Sign-Ups and Socialize
7:30pm: Slam, First Round (2 min round)
8:15pm: Featured Poet
9pm: Slam, Second and Third Round (1 min and 4 min rounds)

$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible

About our Feature:

Venessa Marco is an Afro-descendant poet, writer by way of Cuba and Puerto Rico. Marco currently resides in Harlem, New York. She was a member of the 2012 Da Poetry Lounge in Hollywood, California slam team and a member of the 2013 Nuyorican Poets Cafe, which placed 3rd in the nation. In 2014 Marco competed in The Women of The World poetry festival and placed 6th in the nation. She is a recipient of the Cora Craig Author Award for young women writers allocated by Penmanship Books.

About our Slam:


a) an acronym for Women of the World World Poetry Slam
b) one of three national poetry slam events put on annually by Poetry Slam, Inc.
c) held in Dallas, TX from March 15-18th, 2017
Union Square Slam WOWPS Qualifier rules:

Qualified competitors are poets who are female assigned or identified individuals who are PSi members and are 18+ or 21+ years of age, depending on the Host City. This includes gender non-conforming individuals.

8 poets, 3 rounds. Cumulative Scores.

First Round: 2 min (all)
Second Round: 1 min (all)
Third Round: 4 min (top 5)

Cumulative score wins the slam. Top two winners advance to Finals.