Austin Slam Wowps Qualifier Ft. Rachel Wiley

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Austin Slam Wowps Qualifier Ft. Rachel Wiley says
It's time for our annual qualifying event for the Women of the World Poetry Slam!!!!!

In this event, the top 10 women on our scoreboard for the past year will slam-off to see who will represent our city at WOWPS 2016 in Brooklyn, the largest gathering of female poets in the world!!!

Plus we have a great feature, Rachel Wiley! She's been a formidable opponent at NPS, and an important part of the Columbus, OH poetry slam scene! We're so pleased that she's coming to join the fun!

Officially Confirmed Poets:
Jess Howard
Sarah Maddux
Tova Charles
Teresa Johnson
Kelene Blake
Zai
Shasparay
Salarcon
Lace

...Still awaiting word from Kayla and Desiree before contacting the next group. Ebony and Glori are both officially standing down from this competition.

This slam will be hosted by Glori B, and backed by DJ Deehuck!!!

Our WOWPS qualifier is $10 at the door.

Rachel's Bio:
Rachel Wiley is a poet and body positive activist. Her work has been featured on Upworthy, The Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. Her first full length poetry collection Fat Girl Finishing School was released last year from Timber Mouse Publishing.

WOWPS Qualifier Format:
All poets will compete in three rounds:
3 minute, 2 minute, 1 minute...
and then the top 2 poets (cumulative) will go head-to-head in a clean-slate 4 minute final round!

*In the event of a tie for first, if there's time (i.e, if it is ~10:45pm), we will break it with another 3 min round, head-to-head with flags-style judging.

***If it is near 11pm and we have a tie for 1st place, we will reschedule a quick rematch bout between the top two for the following week in place of the second round of next week's slam!!! The format for the rematch bout will be 2 out of 3 scored three minute rounds (This is because poets advancing at WoWPS would actually need at least four 3 minute poems anyway if they made the finals, so this would mirror the actual WoWPS format).
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By: Austin Poetry Slam

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