Poetry Slam at Your Place
We are back at Your Place for another LIVE, ONLINE POETRY SLAM! (Slammer
sign ups now open, post on the event wall or msg Your Place Events) - this
event is hosted in New Zealand so make sure to check your timezone!
Password will be posted closer to the time of the event on the Facebook
Or just sign up to our mailing list and the whole thing is made much easier
Also viewable on Facebook Live - at Your Place Events -
https://www.facebook.com/YourPlaceEvents/ - but that is a passive viewing area
and will mean you cannot interact or judge
Note: This is a caring community and we have vigilant moderators at Your
Place Events - so anyone being intentionally disrespectful or offensive will be
removed, banned and reported immediately.
For those that don’t know: poetry slams are LIVE POETRY COMPETITIONS! And
they are SUPER engaging and AWESOME!
Now before you go, “ooooh but you can’t judge art!”… I agree – it is very
difficult to give objective rules with which to hierarchically place one “art”
above another “art” but subjectively we do it all the time (not that, that
makes us right, mind) through submissions, grant applications, whether you buy
something or not, and of course, just actual competitions… we are constantly
judging art – again, not that, that makes our opinions right – all we do here
is make it a bit more exciting, interactive and fun! PLUS we get to hear a
whole load of FABULOUS POETRY at the same time!
Normally, at slams in physical venues, five judges are selected randomly
from the audience and they give scores out of ten for each poet’s performance.
But as this is online - we are going to do it a bit differently – EVERYONE will
be a judge!
Now don’t panic, it’ll be completely anonymous and you don’t HAVE to! But
this is the part where you should remember: it is, first and foremost, for the
pure joy of sharing poetry and, as we already mentioned: everyone involved
understands that this isn’t a scientific process – sometimes the poetry gods
will disagree with our decisions but we are just mere, feeble humans trying to
have a good time. So relax and join in.
As with all Your Place Events – entry is "pay-what-you-can-afford"
because finances should not be a barrier to accessing art however if artists
can’t afford to create that art then it becomes quite a large barrier to anyone
accessing it - so if you can afford it, DO - it is not only SUPER appreciated
but ABSOLUTELY necessary. Donation links are posted during the event.
If you really can’t afford anything, then there are plenty of non-financial
ways to support - sharing the event, telling a friend, liking and writing a
recommendation on the Your Place Events page. If you can afford to donate then
please do; you will be covering someone who can’t afford to and enabling Your
Place Events to keep putting on shows like this.