Portland Poetry Slam Featuring Paulie Lipman

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Portland Poetry Slam Featuring Paulie Lipman
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Portland Poetry Slam Featuring Paulie Lipman says
Paulie Lipman's been writing poetry and bumming smokes longer than most of us have been able to read poetry or buy cigarettes. Paulie always puts on a great set and we're so stoked to invite him back for the evening to Portland!

6:30 PM/suggested donation $5/Portland Center Stage upstairs mezzanine/all ages

Are you ready to get in on the WoWPS or National Poetry Slam Team seasons we run? Now is your chance! WoWPS qualifiers will run for all slams through December. NPS Team qualifiers run for all slams through March. Accumulate points by reading, slamming, and winning!


We are spoiled to have Where Are You Press run a FREE, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC writing workshop before every slam! It is at 5 PM - you come to Portland Center Stage and ask the concierge and you get to go to a fancy hidden room and have interesting and educational discussions and prompts about writing and how to do it bigger, weirder, better.


The Writing Workshop just requires you to show up with some writing utensils and paper and an open mind at 5 PM. Please politely ask the concierge (front desk) to take you to the writing workshop.

Sign ups for both the open mic and the slam open up to the public (read: you or anyone who wants to) at 6 PM in the lobby and close promptly at 6:30 PM and if there are more folks signed up than we have spots available to read, there is a lottery. We try to get as many people on the list as we can, but we greatly appreciate your patience with us if we can't get everyone on the stage every week.

Open mic slots allow for up to one poem, maximum 3 minutes in length. Poem may be original or covered and attributed, and may contain minor props (set up time will count toward your time limit).

Slam is a competitive form of performance poetry; slots allow you to perform up to 3 poems, maximum 3 minutes in length each, all originally written by the performing poet. No props are allowed. Our slam works head-to-head/bracket style, with the entire audience as judges (so bring friends! we will definitely allow you to cheat if you bring like 50 people). Poems performed in the second round must be poems never performed at a Portland Poetry Slam before.

Portland Center Stage is ADA-accessible, kind, thoughtful, and has as many bathrooms as Backspace, Glyph, Velo Cult, and Cotton Cloud combined. They are doing great work in the community, and you should definitely go see some of their shows! www.pcs.org
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