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When?Mon, Jun 10
7:30pm - 11:55pm
every month on the second Monday until Mar, 10th 2014
Where?The Astro Lounge
939 Northwest Bond Street, Bend, OR
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After a long hiatus, the Bend Poetry Slam is being reincarnated at downtown favorite night spot the Astro Lounge. The newly-returned slam will happen at the Astro regularly on the second Mondays of every month beginning in April, with the first slam being held on Monday, April 9th. The slam starts at 8 p.m., and poets can sign up to perform at 7:30. There is a $3 suggested donation that goes directly to the poets’ cash prize.
The slam is open to all poets who have the bravery, or enough liquor, to perform original pieces in front of a rowdy audience in three minutes or less. Five judges randomly selected from the audience score the poets and advance them (or not) to subsequent rounds.
At one point in time the Bend Poetry Slam was the best-attended slam in the state, with poets traveling from as far as Ashland and Eugene for a shot at the lucrative prize pot. This newly reincarnated slam seeks to embody the spirit and energy of the old slam, with perhaps a new flavor. The new slam will feature revolving hosts, guests poets and one-of-a-kind entertainment.