Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival


Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach presents
Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival (#BCPSF)
2 Days • 40 Amazing Poets • 1 Grand Slam Champion
March 24-25, 2017
www.bayoucitypoetryslam.org

The Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival is the first home grown festival in Houston to feature a poetry slam. Over 40 performance poets from across the region and the nation will compete for cash prizes in a thrilling display of poetic virtuosity. Poetry slam is competitive performance poetry. Since the 1980’s poetry slam has grown as the premier performance poetry genre involving poets performing their original work before judges for Olympic style scores. The very best “slam poets” skillfully emphasize their skill with poetic craft, and then deliver their work with dramatic performances that often leave audiences mesmerized.

Schedule of Events (Two Locations):
For More Information: Call 832-396-9547

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Preliminary Bouts (40 Poets competing in 4 separate bouts)
7:00pm – 9:00pm & 9:00pm – 11:00pm
@ Houston Community College – Performing Arts Center
1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Writing Workshop
12:00-1:00pm
@ Houston Community College – Performing Arts Center
1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043
* Limited Slots RSVP

Workshop: As Alabaster: Dramatic Description in Poetry”
1:00-2:00pm
@ Houston Community College – Performing Arts Center
1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77043
* Limited Slots RSVP

Alley Theatre

Saturday , March 25, 2017
FINALS – 10 Poets Compete
7:00pm-10:00pm
Alley Theatre – Hubbard Stage (Downtown)
615 Texas Ave, Houston, Texas 77002

Presenter: Since 1997, Cedric Ary a.k.a. Brother Said has developed a performance style deeply rooted in the belief that poetry is first and foremost an oral art form. For the past thirty years he has studied numerous classic text on writing, and developed a unique understanding of how dramatic structure enriches all the writing disciplines – originating with poetry. He has curated a production for Voices Breaking Boundaries; served as Slammaster for Houston Poetry Slam; co-produced the monthly poetry variety show Poetry In ReVerse from 2014 – 2015 at Costa’s Elixir Lounge; and was a 2010 HAA Individual Artist Grant recipient. His poetry CD’s include Urban Kinky Soul Epiphany and A Taste of Honey. More recently his poetry can be heard in the KHOU “Stand for Houston” commercials.

Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Official web site: www.savannahblue.org.