Seattle Poetry Slam Presents The First Wowps Qualifier!

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Seattle Poetry Slam Presents The First Wowps Qualifier! says
Join us this Tuesday night
**(Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm)**

a DOUBLE feature -- Marshall "Gripp" Gillson and Kay Kassirer,
an open mic,
and the first Woman of the World Poetry Slam Qualifier!
****the open mic is OPEN to ALL Poets****

21 + ID required

About the slam:
**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.**

Poets must have 3 POEMS
1 minute
2 minute
4 minute poems, with a ten-second grace period.

The 1st and 2nd place winners will move onto Women of the World Seattle Finals to compete against 8 other poets, to win the chance to represent Seattle Poetry Slam in Dallas, TX in March of 2017.


Marshall "Gripp" Gillson is a nerd by day and a poet/rapper by day also. He was born in Providence, RI and holds both a BS and an MS in Computer Science. He has been an active slam poet since 2008, representing six different venues in four different states in national competition. He was a National Poetry Slam finalist as a member of the 2016 House Slam team and placed 15th in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has been featured in "Everyday Feminism", "Maps for Teeth", the depression-themed anthology "Light as a Feather", and several self-published chapbooks.
As a rapper, he has released five independent LPs, two mixtapes, several compilation albums, and a number of mythical creatures from captivity. In 2011, he officially founded glassEyeballs, an independent record label and publishing company. His fifth solo album, "Ansible", was released on January 21, 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys arguing, pontificating, and writing biographies in the third person.

Kay Kassirer is a Toronto based spoken word poet and activist. They use their poetry to tell stories, educate people, and heal. Kay can be found leading workshops, frequenting poetry slams, or stuck in a tree. Kay was a member of the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team and made it to final stage at the 2016 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. Kay came in 2nd at Capturing Fire 2016, the International Queer Poetry Slam, and continues to travel the world with their words. Kay has a chapbook published by We Flip Tables Press entitled Confessions of a Queer.

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