Not only is a run of Urban Verbs being performed this next weekend, and we still have some tix giveaways for that June 17th going on here, but the Southwest Shootout is taking place also. A power-packed weekend with all the poetry you need…
So yes, as Don McIver says, The Poets are coming! The Poets are coming!
Join poetry slam teams from Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and New Mexico at the 2011 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam in Albuquerque on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. The word slinging begins Friday night at Winning’s Coffee Company and the Peace & Justice Center at 7 PM with two bouts, then the poets drift over to Brickyard Pizza for Head to Head Haiku. Then on Saturday, the winning teams from the night before compete for the title at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Theater at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from Saturday’s final benefit the 2011 ABQ Slam Team as they fundraise for the 2011 National Poetry Slam in Boston. So, come check out some poetry and support your slam team at the same time!
What: 2011 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam
When: Friday, June 17th at 7 PM and Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 PM
Where: Friday at Winning’s Coffee Company & the Peace & Justice Center
Saturday at NHCC’s Bank of America Theater
How much: Friday’s events are free, Saturday’s finals are $10.
Have a great weekend and enjoy as many shows as you are able to catch!