USS Jade Sylvan

Union Square Slam presents JADE SYLVAN and WOWPS #4

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Union Square Slam presents JADE SYLVAN and WOWPS #4
December 7, 2015 6:00 PM
December 7, 2015 9:30 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
212 620 7310 ext. 300
November 23, 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
USS Jade Sylvan


Come on out for the witty lyric honesty of Jade Sylvan and our final WOWPS qualifier!!

ALL AGES!!! $5 cover. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

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

About our Feature:

Jade Sylvan, called a “risque queer icon” by the Boston Globe, is an award-winning author, poet, screenwriter, producer, and performing artist living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jade’s most recent book, Kissing Oscar Wilde (Write Bloody 2013), a novelized memoir about the author’s experience as a touring poet in Paris, received rave reviews, and was a finalist for the New England Book Award and the Bisexual Book Award. Jade has toured extensively, performing their work to audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe. They are heavily rooted in the literary and performance community of Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Over the past decade, Jade has produced and performed in dozens of acclaimed stage-shows and workshops in collaboration with entities such as The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard University, and Mass Poetry. In 2012, Jade co-wrote and starred in Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein’s first feature-film TEN (awarded “Runner-Up” for Best Screenplay and Best Genre Film at the Imaginarium Film Festival), and was also commissioned to write the official novelization of the film. Jade has had pieces published in The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, The Toast, PANK, and many other places. The author has received the Bayou Poetry Prize, the Write Bloody Renaissance award, and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Jade identifies as genderqueer and prefers the pronouns they/them/their [example: “That’s Jade, they’re the coolest person I know.“], unless otherwise specified.
About our Slam:


a) an acronym for Women of the World World Poetry Slam
b) one of three national poetry slam events put on annually by Poetry Slam, Inc.
c) held in Brooklyn, NY from March 9-12th, 2016
d) the second national event to which Union Square Slam is sending a rep

Union Square Slam WOWPS Qualifier rules:

Competition at WOWps is limited to poets who live their lives as women. Qualified poets include female assigned or identified individuals who are PSi members and are 18+ years of age, including gender non-conforming individuals.

8* poets, 3 rounds. Cumulative Scores.

4 min (all)
cumulative – cut to 5

1 min (5 poets)
cumulative all 3 rounds – cut to 3

2 min – cumulative score wins the slam

Top two are in Finals** (December 14th). Finals will be 4 ROUNDS — all cumulative!!!