‘Poets with a Purpose’ holding Back to School Poetry Slam & Open Mic Friday


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‘Poets with a Purpose’ will be holding a Back to School Poetry Slam and Open Mic this Friday night, Sept. 13 at the Burien Community Center, and they’re looking for participants.

Here’s more from their Facebook Page:

We will be having our Back to School Poetry Slam and Open-Mic!!
It is Completely free with a suggested 1$ Donation. So bring your parents or any adults you know! This is our chances to prove to our community, schools, and the older generations that WE as YOUTH can make a difference.

We are having a featured performer(s) and Cash prizes for the winner of our poetry slam! Also we will have organizations there to promote and support the youth! Its gonna be a beautiful experience for not only the performers but everyone who shows up.

FEATURED PERFORMERS: Rain City Poetry Slam!!!
We will be having the talented Ela Barton, Maya Hersh, Casey Tonnely, Jesse Welch, and Rose McAleese as our featured performers!!!

*YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PERFORM IF YOU WANT TO COME!!!*
BUT LOOK AT THE DATE IT IS FRIDAY THE 13th, FACE YOUR FEARS!!!

If you would like to perform just comment on this event wall with your name and which you wold like to sign up for: open mic, or slam!

We will only have 10 spots for online open mic sign up and everyone else will have to show up a tad early to sign up on the night of the event.

*** ANY TALENT ACCEPTED FOR THE OPEN MIC****

*** ALL AGES OPEN MIC ***

Online Open Mic sign up:
1. Mckeelie (Singing)
2. Max (Singing and Piano)
3. Jake (Rapping)
4. Javier (Rapping)
5. Cameron (Rapping)
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Only 8 spots to sign up online and no more than 3 will be taken at the door.

By signing up for the poetry slam you recognize that all work will be original. Also, you need 3 poems ready.

****POETRY SLAM IS 21 & under*****

Online Poetry Slam Sign up:
1. Celeste
2. Rasheed
3. Britni
4. Monae
5. Acacia
6. Taylar
7. Laelah
8. Julia

Please come perform or just watch the amazing talent we have to offer.

Please take a minute to review our safety statement below. Thank you.

Poets With A Purpose is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Poets With A Purpose community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Poets With A Purpose board (Keoki or Travis). We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.

Also, you will probably hear some swearing at this event so keep that in mind. But we at Poets With A Purpose stand behind the artist’s right and choice to use language from the heart.

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