Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival is a three-day, virtual poetry festival that seeks to serve the community through educational, theatrical, and literary performances. The festival will nurture, support, and showcase regional, national, and international writers, facilitators, and artist from all over the country to honor the creative genius of our own cultural arts pioneers. The festival includes writing workshops, artists' talks, and the Slam Poetry competition. In its third year, the objectives remain the same to pay homage to poetry, spoken word, literacy, community engagement, and to celebrate the arts.

Register

3-day All-Access Festival Pass l December 10 – 12 l $20 l Tickets

This Festival Pass provides you with access to all the virtual events below.

Workshop Package l $15 l Tickets

Access to two poetry workshops

Poetry Package l $10 l Tickets

Access to all festival bouts and two artists' talks

Exit 36 Schedule of Events

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
Precision of Language
Virtual Workshop l 3 pm – 4 pm

The Artist Life during COVID-19
Virtual Artist Talk l 6 pm – 7 pm

Virtual Preliminary Bout l 8 pm-10 pm


Friday, Dec 11, 2020
Home as Space and Place

Virtual Workshop l 3 pm – 4 pm

Transforming Your Poetry
Virtual Artist Talk l 6 pm – 7 pm

Virtual Preliminary Bout l 8 pm – 10 pm


Saturday Dec 12, 2020
Virtual Final Stage
l 8 pm – 10 pm

Rules

POETS WILL NEED A TOTAL OF 5 POEMS TO WIN

Prelim rounds will be all 15 poets performing one poem with no eliminations

*All 15 poets make final stage

The 1st place winners of the prelim rounds will be awarded a refund of their $150 registration. If a poet wins more than 1 prelim bout $150 prize can be gifted to the runner up of that bout, per the winning poet’s request

*Final Stage 15 – 8 – 4

Final Stage is cumulative first 2 rounds. Final round is clean slate

Half Point deduction for every 10 secs over allotted time.

Prelims poets will have 3min and a 10 sec grace

Final Stage will be 3min and 20 sec grace

NO POEM REPEAT

Ties will be broken by one more poem, judges will write poets name on a piece of paper and that is who win. This can be a repeat poem, but cannot use a poem already slammed in that particular bout.

Protest to Scores must be done after bout before score sheets are signed. Once score sheets are signed no protest can be issued.

Score sheets MUST BE signed by all competitors.

2 Judges will be randomly selected. With the remaining 3 randomly selected from a pre-selected group of Judges if available

No Props

No reading of poems on final stage

Bout Draw will be done by the poets prior to each bout.

Prizes

1st place : $2,500

2nd Place : $1,500

3rd Place : $1000

Event Schedule

Thursday, Dec 10, 2020

Precision of Language
Virtual Workshop l 3 pm – 4 pm

The Artist Life during COVID-19
Virtual Artist Talk l 6 pm – 7 pm

Virtual Preliminary Bout l 8 pm-10 pm


Friday, Dec 11, 2020
Home as Space and Place
Virtual Workshop l 3 pm – 4 pm

Transforming Your Poetry
Virtual Artist Talk l 6 pm – 7 pm

Virtual Preliminary Bout l 8 pm – 10 pm


Saturday, Dec 12, 2020

Virtual Final Stage
l 8 pm – 10 pm

Become a Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Exit 36, please email

Beeccentrich@gmail.com directly with how you would like to help from the list below:

  1. Judge – Will score the poets on a scale of 0.0 to 10.0 and assist in determining the winners.
  2. Score Keeper – Will keep official bout scores of the festival and report as needed.
  3. Time Keeper - Will keep official bout time for poet performances.

Competing Poets

Alex Tha Great – Dallas, TX

Meccamorphosis – Baltimore, MD

Ed Mabrey – Los Angeles, CA

RADI - East Orange, NJ

Jahman Hill – Birmingham, AL

Lady Brion – Baltimore, MD

Ephraim Nehemiah – Baltimore, MD

Aleathia "GG" Dupree – Orlando, FL

Blacqwildflowr – Tampa, FL

Jonkel – Miami, FL

Charles Hines – Tampa, FL

Jazzmen Victoria – Dallas, TX

Ed Figures – Orlandao, FL

Byrd – Pompano Beach, FL

Scores

Scores will be updated here the next day after each bout and once score sheets are signed by all competitors.

Hotel Accommodations

Book your corporate rate for Pompano Beach Cultural Arts

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1578491518366&key=CORP&app=resvlink

Sponsors

Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival is sponsored in part by the Pompano Beach Arts Foundation.

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