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.


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.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside