USS March 8

‎Union Square Slam presents CAMONGHNE FELIX and Open Slam 3.2

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‎Union Square Slam presents CAMONGHNE FELIX and Open Slam 3.2
March 8, 2016 7:00 PM
March 8, 2016 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
212 620 7310 ext. 300
February 22, 2016
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
USS March 8


Wha Wha WWWHHHAAAAATTT?! TOO MUCH!! ALL THE THINGS!! Come hear Camonghne Felix tell it like it is!! Sign up for our open mic or poetry slam to tell US how it is!! Join us for that free poetry workshop to figure out how it is!!

6:00pm: Free Poetry Workshop with Sara Emily Kuntz
7:00pm: Sign-ups and Socializing
7:30pm: Open Mic
8:00pm: Feature
8:30pm: Poetry Slam


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


About our Feature:

Camonghne Felix is a poet, political speechwriter and essayist. She is an MA Candidate in Arts Politics at NYU, a 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various spaces, including Youtube, and in publications like Apogee, Union Station, and Poetry Magazine. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books in March 2015 and in May of that year was listed by Black Youth Project as a “Black Girl From the Future You Should Know”

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.

Last Chance Slam will be INVITATIONAL only to include the top 8 poets who have the highest cumulative scores over the entire season/all three quarters, but who didn’t not otherwise qualify for FINALS.