Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 9:00pm - 11:30pm
The People Open Mic and iWPS Qualifier Slam
The Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106
$3 for students (with ID)/$5 for adults
FREE for members of Twelve Literary Arts
The next installment of The People will determine the next poet(s) to represent Cleveland at the Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in Spokane. A separate event from the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS) returns to the Inland Northwest October 11-14, 2017. Here, 72 of the world’s top poets compete for the championship title. iWPS brings together the best performance poets from North America, as well as poets from other parts of the world to compete in preliminary competitions over two nights. The poets with the top twelve scores from those days move on to Finals, where one poet is crowned the champion. In addition to the competition, each day of the festival features poetry workshops, themed open mics, special nighttime events, and parties.
Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | 8pm - 11pm
The People Poetry Slam Send-Off Performance
Twelve Literary Arts, 325 E. 156th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44110
This is it!
Damien McClendon, Ephraim Nehemiah, Christine Howey,
AKeemjamal Rollins, and alternate, Daniel Gray-Kontar
The team has been cooking up work to share with anyone who wants to know!
Please show up to Twelve Literary Arts Incubator and share a good time with our work, art, poetry, and stuff. :)
The event will be free, but donations will help. So please come! We will have a brief open mic beforehand!
Friday, August 4th, 2017 | 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
One Mic Open: First Friday Open Mic and Slam
Happy Dog at The Euclid Tavern
11625, Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Friday, August 26th, 2017 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Poetry for the People
75 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113
Join us as we bring Poetry Slam to downtown Public Square. Veteran poets Eva Barrett, John Burroughs, Ephraim Nehemiah, Akeemjamal Rollins, and Dominicque Smith weave words and compete for bragging rights as Cleveland's poetry slam champion of the evening. It's a poetry slam as the sun sets. What more do you need?
Hosted by Daniel Gray-Kontar. Sounds provided by DJ Eso.
We'll be right by Rebol on Public Square.
Brought to you by Twelve Literary Arts, Public Square, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
For more information, contact Twelve Literary Arts at (216) 350-6333.