Poet? Add your voice to WXW 2018
From sCrawl to Slam to conversations and workshops, there are plenty of ways for poets and soon to be poets (and storytellers!) to share their work during the 10th annual WordXWord Festival.
Here are some of the ways you (poet) can be involved. Click on any link for more information.
- Poetry Slam – 2 Prelim/qualifying slams June 16 & July 14 – limited number of spots are open on a first-come basis
- Poets Creating Conversation – Themed events open to poets of all ages willing to take the events challenge. Upcoming events June 25 & July 30
- Poetry sCrawl – August 1. A “moving” open-mic style event open to all ages and themes.
- Story Slam – July 31. First person, true stories – similar to NPR’s Moth Story Slam.
- Head-To-Head Haiku – August 3. Poets compete one-on-one armed with only 17 syllables – a limited number of spots are open on a first-come basis. Find out more about Head-To-Head Haiku including what you’ll need to do to prepare
- Outspoken Youth Poetry Workshop, Open Mic & Poetry Slam – August 4. Open to youth ages 12 – 20.
WordXWord encourages poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape, to provoke and bear witness, to use their voice to advocate for social justice, to act as agents of change, and to add their voices in celebration of the full potential of the human spirit.