FREE Event – sit a bit and just listen or sign up to share. Best in Show awarded by a secret judge receives $100 cash prize. Prepare up to 5 minutes maximum. Up to 12 performers accepted.
Spoken word is a “catchall” term that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry slams, jazz poetry, and hip hop music, and can include comedy routines and prose monologues. Unlike written poetry, the poetic text takes its quality less from the visual aesthetics on a page, but depends more on the aesthetics of sound.