Title















Site Registration | Find a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
Delhaize Food Lion
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016
Early Autumn Dresses,Code:hi2017

Arts and Entertainment

SlamCharlotte to determine its final four
Spoken-word competition at Spirit Square
 
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 10:44 pm
by Cidney Holliday, For The Charlotte Post

On April 15, the SlamCharlotte poetry team will have its four-person squad. Beginning at 8 p.m. The Grand Slams will begin at Sprit Square, 345 N. College St. with 12 poets competing to represent Charlotte in national competition.

“SlamCharlotte has been around for almost ten years [and] I inherited these positions from Terry Creech,” said poet Boris “Bluz” Rogers, the Slammaster and host. “It’s easy for me because I’m not slamming, it’s really intense, and I’ve been in that position before.”

Many of the poets save their best work and use all they have for this one night, Rogers is glad that “ I don’t have to worry [about that] anymore.”

Antionio “Full Circle” Green, Rogers’ stepson, is a youth poet with SlamCharlotte.

“I am uber-excited,” he said. “I’ve known a number of these poets for quite some years and I’ve seen them grow.”

The Charlotte show will be similar to Green’s competition in Sacrificial Poets in Durham.  

“I’m participating on Thursday,” he said. “It’s going to be epic. If I make the team, I will be going to Brave New Voices.”

Kate Kelly will be traveling to help in this competition. A senior at Davidson College, she is president of FreeWord, the campus spoken word team. She will be the sacrificial poet, or calibration poet, for the Grand Slams.

“I was offered a place to perform in Grand Slams but I wouldn’t be able to attend so I was offered to sacrifice,” she said. “Slam Charlotte has always been really supportive of Freeword. They have a great venue and the audience is always engaged.”

Carlos Robson, a competitor in the Grand Slam, is FreeWord’s SlamMaster for CUPSI, or College and University Poetry Slam Invitational, where Kelly and other members participated last weekend. “We’re going to have a couple of cars full headed down there, “I’m Excited!” says Kelly.

The competiton will be held at McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. Tickets are $10 a ticket.

On the Net:

Slam Charlotte

www.slamcharlotte.com

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
2

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets

Art & Music Workshops by Guerilla Poets 11am

19

Hammonds House Museum Launches 30th Anniversary Season with Carrie Mae Weems Exhibition

Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th

30

'A Sign Of The Times' 2018 Diggin' Black History thru Music, Dance and Spoken Word

'A Sign Of The Times' 2018 'Diggin Black History

Latest News

read all

Freshmen, consistency key to Davidson Wildcats' chances

Late-season hopes depend on playing together

Bills would give land grant HBCUs economic flexibility for equity

NC's Sen. Tillis, Rep. Adams sponsor legislation

Two school sectors, separate and unequal in Mecklenburg County

Study: Charters spread racial segregation