College National Poetry Slam 2008
Who: UNM Loboslam, Association of College Unions International, ABQSlams, National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.
What: CUPSI: College National Poetry Slam 2008
Where: Preliminary Bouts: UNM Student Union Building April 2nd-3rd 3&5 PM Free. Semi-finals: National Hispanic Cultural Center; Bank of America Theater April 5th 6 & 8 PM Free. Finals: Historic El Rey Theatre featuring Mexican Spoken Word Troupe: Verbobala. 7PM tickets available day of show at El Rey. $7 Students $10 General Admission.
When: April 2nd-5th 2008 @ UNM, NHCC, & El Rey Theater
After a near miss of frightening and disastrous fire, The Historic El Rey Theater, will triumphantly host the finals of the College National Poetry Slam Championship on April 5th at 7PM. The College Unions Poetry Slam Tournament will showcase the best in collegiate spoken word poetry.
In August of 2005, the City of Albuquerque hosted the National Poetry Slam, which was the largest poetry event in the world to this date. The 2008 college slam will follow in its predecessors footsteps and display teams from universities across the nation, including The University Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, SUNY Oneonta, UNM, and Arizona State, among several others.
The tournament will be held from April 2nd through the 5th of 2008 and events will be held on the UNM Main Campus, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and The El Rey Theater.