Union Square Slam presents SARAEVE and Open Slam 2.1

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Union Square Slam presents SARAEVE and Open Slam 2.1
December 21, 2015 7:00 PM
December 21, 2015 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Union Square Slam
December 14, 2015
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


Union Square Slam is delighted to welcome SaraEve to feature at our first open slam of the second quarter!!

6:00pm: Free Writing Workshop
7:00pm: Sign-ups for Open Mic and Slam
7:15pm: Open Mic
7:35pm: Feature
8:00pm: Open Slam

Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
(located in the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St, #210)
$5 // ALL AGES // 18 and under FREE

About our Feature:

SaraEve is a performance poet and epilepsy advocate from New Jersey. A 2015 Best of the Net nominee, she has performed for both local and national events, including the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam and for the Greater Los Angeles Epilepsy Foundation 2015 Care and Cure Benefit to End Epilepsy in Children. The Editor in Chief of Wicked Banshee Press and a Contributing Editor for Words Dance Magazine, her work can be found or is forthcoming in GERM Magazine, Words Dance Magazine, Drunk in a Midnight Choir and the University of Hell Anthology We Can Make Your Life Better: A Guidebook to Modern Living ,among others. Her first full length book, View From The Top of the Ferris Wheel, will be published be Emphat!c Press in 2015. She believes in the power of foxes and self publishing. Learn more here:

About our Slam:

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

Be 18 years old or older (if you are under 18, you can still slam! We just can’t take you to national events)
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 BOTH one New Shit Slam AND one Theme Slam during the current season (those going for IWPS may complete this requirement during the summer quarter)

::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.