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Poetry Slam with Slam Master Geof Hewitt

Date Thursday, April 3
Time 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fast-paced competitive poetry!

A slam is a competitive event where poets perform their own work and are judged by the audience. If you’re ready to stand in front of an audience and read your original work, you can slam.

Poets must arrive at 6:45 pm to register. Poets should bring two original poems that can be performed in 3 minutes or less.

This program is for all ages with two age levels of competition: Dr. Seuss, age 14 and under, The Dickenson, ages 15 and older. Poems must be appropriate for all ages.

A 1st place prize will be awarded for each age category. Every participant will receive a certificate of participation.

No registration required for audience participation.

Geof Hewitt started publishing poems in 1966. He became Vermont’s Poetry Slam Champion in 2004 (winning by one-tenth of a point). A Vermont championship has not been held since, so he tirelessly boasts that he is “Vermont’s Reigning Slam Champ.” Geof served for 21 years as Writing Consultant for the Vermont Department of Education, and now offers writing workshops for teachers and students throughout New England. He also teaches for Union Institute & University’s undergraduate B.A. program. His recent books include Hewitt’s Guide to Slam Poetry and Poetry Slam (Discover Writing Press, 2005), which won the Mom’s Choice Award in 2008, and The Perfect Heart: Selected and New Poems (2010).

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Morse Institute Library and The Center for the Arts in Natick.