CANCELLED: Poetry Slam "Express Yourself" at Silver Moon Brewing

Monday, August 30, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Join us for an evening of poetry, expression, and friendly competition. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read at our open mic and poetry slam: Express Yourself.

The intention of this space is to cultivate a deeply rooted, intersectional community through art. We aim to cultivate a sense of safety and belonging in an intentional container where we honor each other and the beingness of many different kinds of people. We also aim to cultivate this as a trauma-informed space and we recognize that our deepest expression can often go hand-in-hand with our deepest wounds. If your poetry contains topics that may trigger others, we ask you to please provide a trigger warning and express desire for consent from the community. That could look something like, "Trigger warning: this poem addresses the trauma of assault.

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Prizes: Sponsored by Healing Justice Collective

Sponsor: Deschutes Public Library

Guest Judges to Be Announced

Guest Artist to Be Announced

Format and Schedule:
6pm- Welcome music, remarks, introductions of hosts, artist, judges, format overview.

6:15- Open Mic for those wanting to warm up or try something out on the mic. Judges welcome to read! Each person gets 5 minutes at the mic.

6:45- Poetry slam intro- review set list and criteria for judging and prizes!

6:50- Poetry Slam! Each person gets 5 mins at the mic with immediate scoring following their set by a panel of guest judges.

7:30- Closing set by Guest Artist

7:50- Winners & prizes announced

Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Healing Justice Collective
Paige M. Ferro | | (541) 312-1063