F318. AWP Open Mic and Old School Slam

Room 22, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00 pm to 12:00 am

 

AWP welcomes students to return to the roots of Slam! Open mic special guests and then undergraduate and graduate students partake in a hardcore-break-your-heart-strut-out-the-good-stuff slam competition. Students are welcome to sign up to participate on Friday, March 9, 2018 and Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Wilkes University/Etruscan Press booth and read original pieces (three minutes or less with no props) at the Slam later that night. Sponsors: Wilkes University and Etruscan Press.

Moderator:

Bill Schneider is the managing editor of Etruscan Press, a nonprofit literary press housed at Wilkes University. He is also the associate director of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes. Bill's prior experience includes a lengthy marketing career in the music industry.

Jason Carney, a performance poet from Dallas, Texas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. He appeared on three seasons of the HBO television series Russell Simmons’ Def Poets. Jason's memoir, Starve the Vulture, was released in 2015.

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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

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