Youth Poetry Slam with Poet Laureate Kerrie Joy

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 04:00 pm - Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 06:00 pm

Anythink Brighton
327 East Bridge Street, Brighton

Join us for a Poetry Slam with Kerrie Joy for t(w)eens.

Let your voice be heard! Connect with other youth poets and poetry lovers from across Adams County at Anythink's first Youth Poetry Slam, hosted by Poet Laureate Kerrie Joy. Participants will compete in front of a live, supportive audience with cash prizes available for the top three poets. Whether participating in the slam or cheering on competing poets, enjoy music, food and a shared love of the written - and spoken - word.

Slots in the poetry slam are limited; registration is required. Registration is not required to cheer on the poets.

Register Here


Rules for the slam:

  1. Each poem must be original to the participating poet.
  2. Each poet has three minutes to read one poem. There will be a 10-second grace period. If the poet goes overtime, points will be deducted from the total score by the scorekeeper. For every 10 seconds passed overtime, 0.5 points will be deducted from the total score.
  3. The poet may not use props, costumes, pre-recorded/taped music or musical instruments while performing. Performers are allowed to sing, beatbox and make any other sounds with their bodies during the performance.
  4. In the event of a tie, the top two poets will face off in a final round, so poets should come prepared with at least two original poems.