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Union Square Slam presents MCKENDY FILS-AIME and the HOLIDAY WHAT? Theme Slam

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Union Square Slam presents MCKENDY FILS-AIME and the HOLIDAY WHAT? Theme Slam
December 28, 2015 7:00 PM
December 28, 2015 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Union Square Slam
December 21, 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
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Union Square Slam presents MCKENDY FILS-AIME and the HOLIDAY WHAT? Theme Slam.

Need a break from all that Holiday Cheer? Got some choice words for the streetcorner Santa incessently ringing that tinny bell? Come on down to Union Square Slam for our Holiday What? theme slam, with none other than the brilliant boss McKendy Fils-Aime, hosted by Joanna Hoffman!!

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

6pm: Free Writing Workshop with Sara Emily Kuntz
7:00: Sign-ups
7:30: Open Mic
8:00pm: Feature
8:30pm: 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:

Mckendy Fils-Aime hails from Manchester, NH. He is the author of three self-published books of poetry and is currently working on a fourth. He is one of the organizers behind Slam Free or Die, NH’s most popular poetry open mic. The only thing Mckendy likes as much as poetry is his sneaker collection.


About our Slam:

For many of us, holiday season make us have ALL THE FEELINGS. Here’s a mic: let’s hear it!!! Dust off all your praise poems, odes, rants, gripes, celebrations, durges, toasts and bones to pick with the holidays, and bring them all to us! Or write some new ones! Or make them up on the spot!

All slammers who are competing to represent Union Square Slam nationally in 2016 and beyond, at either IWPS, WOWPS, or as part of the Union Square Slam Nationals Team, MUST participate in BOTH a New Shit Slam and a Theme Slam at any point during the slam season. (9/14/15 – 4/28/15). You may compete in any or all of these slams, whether or not you intend to go out for the team, however, preference may be given to competitors that have qualified for Semis or Finals.

We have a variety of Theme Slams, meant to introduce different artistic elements, challenges, and inspiration to our work. Points will be recorded for the sake of naming a “winner”, however, these points do not count towards your total score for the quarter. Your participation in one Theme slam meets your requirement for Final Stage Participation. All theme slams will take up to 8 competitors, and will be ranked in an 8-5-3 cumulative fashion. Each round has a 3 min time limit unless otherwise stated.