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Union Square Slam ‎presents Ephraim Nehemiah and Open Slam Qualifier #4

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Union Square Slam ‎presents Ephraim Nehemiah and Open Slam Qualifier #4
January 17, 2017 6:30 PM
January 17, 2017 9:30 PM
Union Square Slam
January 16, 2017
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
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Welcome back! Union Square Slam is ready to roll out an incredible second half of the season, starting with our ever-present Free Writing Workshop, a dynamite feature the Heart of the Heartland, Ohio’s own EPHRAIM NEHEMIAH, and our fourth of six NPS Team Qualifier Slams!

* * * * * * PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW START TIME * * * * * *

6:30pm: Writing Workshop w/ Itiola Jones (Free!)
7:30pm: Sign-Ups and Socialize
7:55pm: Draw for Slam
8:00pm: Slam, Round One; Feature; Slam Rounds 2 and 3

Bureau of General Services — Queer Division
208 W 13th St, #210
NY, NY 10010
(btw W 7th and 8th Aves)

$5 // All Ages // Wheelchair Accessible
About our Feature:

Ephraim Nehemiah is a performance poet, actor and father. He is the co-founder of Kent, Ohio’s first poetry slam founded in 2015. Ephraim has participated in the Individual World Poetry Slam, National Poetry Slam, College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and many other poetry competitions representing himself and teams in Ohio. His work has been published both online and in several anthologies. He has been featured on BlackPoetsSpeakOut, Write About Now and Slamfind. He is currently a student of Kent State University completing his bachelor’s degree in Pan-African Studies.

About our Slam:

::Union Square Slam National Team Competition::

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.

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.

The National Poetry Slam will be held in Denver, CO August 7-12th, 2017. All proceeds and donations to Union Square Slam go directly to funding travel, lodging and registration fees for representatives of Union Square Slam at national events.

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

- Be 18 years old or older
- 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.