The Sixth Annual Exit 36 Slam Poetry Festival is a three-day poetry festival that serves 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 sixth year, the Exit 36 objectives remain the same -- to pay homage to poetry, spoken word, literacy, community engagement, and to celebrate the arts. The 3-day event attracts the premier spoken word artists in the country and will take place December 7-10, 2023 at the City’s cultural venues.
The Festival Pass provides you with access to all the events during the entire festival.
There will be 20 competing Poets, all competing Poets will need a total of five (5) poems to win.
During preliminary rounds (“bouts”), all poets will perform one (1) original poem.
Each poet will compete in two preliminary microbouts assigned via a random draw held publicly. The draw for the prelim order will occur onsite at the start of the bout, with poets drawing a number 1-10 for each round.
No ties will be broken in prelims. Poets will receive a rank based on their scores in the microbout. So a rank of 1-10 will be given, with the highest score receiving a 1. In the case of a tie, the rank will be shared and the next person will receive an adjusted rank.
For example, if there is a tie for 3rd place, the assigned ranks will be: 1,2,3,3,5,6. If there are multiple ties, the adjustments will be the same. If there is a tie for 1st and 2nd highest scores the assigned ranks will be: 1,1,3,3,5,6.
The top 15 poets with the highest cumulative score will advance to the Final Stage with the 16th and 17th ranked poets serving as sacrificial poets (Sacs) at Final Stage.
In case of a three-way tie all the prizes will be combined and spilt equally amongst winners
1st place : $2,500
2nd Place : $1,500
3rd Place : $1,000
Thursday December 7, 2023 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Friday December 8, 2023 at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Saturday December 9, 2023 events will be held at the Ali Cultural Center and at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.
1st place - Blaqwildflowr
2nd place - Breeze
3rd Place - Eddie Figures
The Riverside Resort Pompano Beach is offering the following discounted rates for attendees of the Festival:
December 7th – 10th: (2BR/1BA Suite) = $708.85
December 7th – 10th: (1BR/1BA) = $556.30
For early arrivals that would like to book Wednesday December 6th, the rates slightly increase to the following:
2 Bedroom suites - $202.38 per night.
1 Bedroom suites - $151.53 per night.
To book your stay call 954-604-3005 or email email@example.com
Hotel Address: 116 S Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.