FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston Poetry Slam Presents Poetry at the Attleboro Arts Museum
Attleboro, Mass., – When someone says “poetry in a museum,” one might imagine ancient calligraphy or sonnets and sestinas hung on walls. On Saturday, March 24, at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s second annual Poetry Slam, the poetry will be anything but two-dimensional.
The afternoon event will kick off with an open mic for students from Attleboro High School, Bishop Feehan, and the Network School, showcasing some of the area’s local young poetic talent. Participating students will be fresh from workshops with facilitators Molly Meacham and Harlym125, who hail from Chicago and New York, respectively. These two nationally renowned performers will also take the stage for featured performances during the afternoon. Expect to be surprised, entertained, and moved by the work of these two deeply different and multi-talented poets.
The show will culminate with a poetry slam, a competition in which poets perform their work and are judged Olympic-style by members of the audience. Storytelling, lyricism, and stand-up comedy all come together in this modern oral tradition of poetry. Entry in the slam is open to the public and all interested comers are invited to throw their names in the hat to compete for the top cash prize of $200! All-star competitors will include Nantucket SlamMaster Len Germinara and last year’s defending champion, Ryk McIntyre, plus, no doubt, a few ringers from the surrounding poetry slam scenes.
This event will be hosted by the SlamMaster of the Boston Poetry Slam, Simone Beaubien. In addition to four years of national poetry slam competition with the Cantab Slam Team, Simone can lay claim to a myriad of MC credits, including a recent stint as the Finals Night host for the 2007 Individual World Poetry Slam in Vancouver, B.C.
This show is a cooperative effort between the Attleboro Arts Museum and the Boston Poetry Slam, and is made possible by a generous grant from the Attleboro Cultural Council. Admission is free, although donations to the museum will be graciously accepted.
The open mic portion of the show begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. Featured performers Molly Meacham and Harlym125 will follow, then a brief intermission, then the poetry slam, which will wrap up by 5:00. This all-ages event is handicapped accessible.
Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
The Boston Poetry Slam at The Cantab Lounge
Simone Beaubien, SlamMasterhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org