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Boston Poetry Slam Presents Poetry at the Attleboro Arts Museum
Attleboro, Mass., – The Boston Poetry Slam is proud to presend the Third Annual Attleboro Arts Museum Poetry Slam on Saturday, January 19, 2008, in Attleboro, Mass.
The afternoon event will kick off with an open 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. Participants will include students from Attleboro High School and the Network School, showcasing some of the area’s local young poetic talent.
The slam will be hosted by the SlamMaster of the Boston Poetry Slam, Simone Beaubien. In addition to five 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.
The centerpiece of the show will feature poetry sets from Beaubien and Worcester poet and musician Sou MacMillan. A veteran of the early and mid-nineties Columbus, Ohio indie music scene, Sou MacMillan is also the former co-editor of Poetry Fly and sole editor for Omnivore magazine. MacMillan has competed on four National Poetry Slam teams for Worcester, including the championship finalist team in 1997. She has completed two novels; the most recent, Chrysanthemum, is available on Lethe Press.
The show will culminate with an adult poetry slam. Entry 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 past Attleboro champions Ryk McIntyre and Artie Moffa, plus, no doubt, a few ringers from the surrounding poetry slam scenes.
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 youth slam portion of the show begins promptly at 2:00 p.m. Featured performers Simone Beaubien and Sou MacMillan 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