Austin Slam 20 Year Anniversary Week Kick Off

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Austin Poetry Slam says
This is it y'all! On Tuesday, we're kicking off a week to celebrate over 20 years of poetry slam in Austin, TX!

For our kick-off party, we're bringing in long time favorite Seth Walker, currently of Colorado and the poetry touring circuit! Seth was a member of the 2010 APS Slam Team, which made Semi-Finals at NPS, and has been ranked in the top ten slam poets in the world as a finals stage poet at IWPS! Seth is an amazing poet and good friend to our community, and we're so happy that he'll be joining us on the first night of our celebration!!! You can learn more about Seth here: http://sethwalkerpoetry.bandcamp.com/

Plus, we have an opening feature from Princess McDowell, who has been blowing up the Dallas scene as of late! Look below for her full bio!

This show will be hosted by Christopher Michael, and backed by DJ Chino Casino!!!

We'll be having special events, shows and guest features every single night this week, all culminating back here at the Ballroom this Friday and Saturday night for the 4 show spectacular!!!!

So come join us for a regular slam with a bunch of irregular visitors from all over the country here to party with us and perform poetry! Ole!

Princess's Bio:
If you ask her what’s she’s done with poetry in the last few years, Princess won’t name much.

She’ll tell you she’s performed on street corners and living rooms, open mics and parking lots. She’ll tell you she just enjoys the opportunity to read her poetry, to listen to other people read theirs, to fellowship and mingle with people she might not otherwise meet.

All of this would be true.

She’s done a few big things.

Princess released her first album of poetry entitled Not A Storybook , an a cappella album filled with some of her earlier works. She also self-published a chapbook entitled faith move muscle. In 2013, she competed in her first national poetry competitions, including the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam Championships as a member of the 2013 Dallas Poetry Slam Team.

But big things don’t matter as much to her.

She’d rather talk about what she’s inspired by, which is mostly the love we give and show to each other. She describes her poetry as her life wrapped in metaphors. Her favorite poets are usually authors and friends, or authors she wishes could be friends, or friends who would be great authors.

Normally, she writes about life experiences and fleeting moments she doesn't want to forget. There's a good chance that, one day when she's bored, she'll write a poem about writing and then re-writing this bio, since it is incredibly hard to write about yourself.

Princess’ poetry can be read at soulfulpoeticlicense.blogspot.com, or check out released tracks on BandCamp and SoundCloud by searching soulfulpoetic.
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By: Austin Poetry Slam