Friday, April 07, 2006
Slam Poetry Night
This weekend is the 2nd Annual Poetry and Performance festival at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. Last night I went to the opening event which was a Slam Poetry contest. About 8 slam poets did their thing and 5 members of the audience acted as judges, giving them a score from 1 to 10. After a few rounds, the scores were totaled and the poet with the highest score won the chance to perform in next year's festival for a whole evening. It was the first slam poetry event I've ever attended and it was a lot of fun. I think I will go back for the 3rd night when some of LA's finest slam poets like Shihan are expected to perform.