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Union Square Slam presents PAULIE LIPMAN and Open Slam 2.4

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Event:
Union Square Slam presents PAULIE LIPMAN and Open Slam 2.4
Start:
January 25, 2016 7:00 PM
End:
January 25, 2016 9:30 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Union Square Slam
unionsquareslam@gmail.com
Updated:
January 15, 2016
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Come get warm with Denver’s own hometown hero/National Poetry Slam Veteran/Wild Wild Word Wizard Paulie Lipman and our 4th open slam of the second quarter!!!

(Please note: the Bureau is closed on Mondays. We open at 6 PM on Mondays for the Union Square Slam.)

Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
 
6pm: Free Writing Workshop with Sara Emily Kuntz
7pm: Sign-ups
7:30pm: Open Mic
8pm: Feature
8:30pm: Slam

About Our Feature:

Paulie Lipman is a Jewish/Queer/Writer out of Denver, CO. He has toured the U.S. extensively (and a little bit of Canada) performing poetry, is the voice of Neal Cassady in the documentary ‘Neal Cassidy: The Denver Years’, and has had work appear in The Legendary, Radius, Borderline, Drunk In A Midnight Choir, The Write Bloody Publishing anthologies ‘The Good Things About America’ and ‘We Will Be Shelter’, and the upcoming University Of Hell anthology ‘We Can Make Your Life Better’.He has been a member of 9 Denver Mercury Slam teams, including 2004′s 2nd place finishers and 2015′s 4th place finishers.

 

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.

 

 

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