Our series meets every Tuesday. There is a 16 slot open mike reading at 8, which almost always fills up, followed by either a feature reader or an 8 person slam. I am a former cohost of the Boston Slam at the Cantab lounge, most of this reading is based on the format of that reading. Many of our features have some from the Boston area, as well. Cantab has been instrumental in helping us host some touring poets such as Ed Mabrey. Other past features of note include Buddy Wakefield, Jared Paul, Angel Nafiz, Simone Beaubien, and Shira Erlichmann. The series is 2 years old.
We have a very good listening audience--most of our touring features compliment us on it!--that respects poetry. Partly due, perhaps, to our no-cellphone policy during the reading.
Currently, we hold slams once a month, occasionally twice in a month. We offer a 50$ prize for both 1st and second place. Our hottest nights are often these slams. We're in a college town and there is a lot of young, growing talent. Our audience is usually between 50-80 people.