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Union Square Slam presents PORSHA O and the Women of the World Poetry Slam FINALS

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Event:
Union Square Slam presents PORSHA O and the Women of the World Poetry Slam FINALS
Start:
December 14, 2015 6:00 PM
End:
December 14, 2015 9:30 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
November 30, 2015
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
Porsha

 

Union Square Slam presents PORSHA O and the Women of the World Poetry Slam FINALS

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

We are quaking in our boots with excitement as we welcome our feature, the legendary Porsha O, and buckling our seatbelts for Union Square Slam’s first Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals!!!

There will be FOUR ROUNDS of competition tonight. Each poet will read in the 4 minute round and the 1 minute round. We will then cut to 5 poets to read in the 2 minute round. The Final Round is the top three poets reading a 3 minute poem.

Because of the length of competition tonight, we will be substituting our open mic with a few brief spotlight poets.

6:00pm: Free Writing Workshop, hosted by Sara Emily Kuntz
7:00pm: Spotlight Artists
7:30pm: Feature
8:00pm: Women of the World Poetry Slam Finals (invite only)

About our Feature:

Porsha Olayiwola is the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Black, poet, dyke-goddess, hip-hop feminist, womanist, friend: Porsha separates herself from the field of issue-based performance poets by applying advanced political analysis to examine injustice while providing perspective on concrete solutions A native of Chicago, Porsha now resides in Boston where she writes and teaches.

 

 

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