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Bangkok Poetry Slam at Live Lounge Bkk – 6 March 2020

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Bangkok Poetry Slam at Live Lounge Bkk – 6 March 2020

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Calling ALL Poets!

The Pen, mightier than the sword, some argue.
The Voice, more powerful than a split atom.
It is time to use them both.

Bangkok Lyrical Lunacy presents
BANGKOK POETRY SLAM
Friday, March 6th!

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What is a Poetry Slam?
Putting a dual emphasis on writing and performance, a Poetry Slam is the modern-day and competitive art of Spoken Word Poetry.

In a Poetry Slam, participating poets perform their original works which are then scored by a panel of judges. The judges score on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest) based on the poet’s content and performance delivery. The highest and lowest score are dropped and the remaining three are added to give the final score of the poet.

What is Spoken Word Poetry?
Spoken Word Poetry is a performance focused recital of original poetry. The poetry can cover ANY topic and is open to different styles and techniques. It is a powerful form of creative expression, which gives writers the opportunity, and the outlet, to present their Voice.

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EVENT DETAILS:
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Friday, March 6, 2020
at Live Lounge Bkk, Sukhumvit soi 13

Entry:
FREE for Lylu Members
300THB (For Poets and Spectators)

Doors Open at 7PM, Slam starts at 8PM
Poets must be present and registered by 7:30

Poets interested in entering the poetry slam please email [email protected]
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Poetry Slam RULES + FORMAT:
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Prize: 1,000 THB Cash + Lylu Membership (6 months)
Lylu Membership Includes
– Subscription to The Garland, audio poetry journal
– Membership T-Shirt
– Free Entry for Open Mic Shows & Slams
– Exclusive Discounts on Workshops

(No buy-in to compete, but you must pay 300THB cover for entry)

No use of props nor costumes is permitted.
A time penalty will be enforced.
Only original pieces written and developed by the competing poet are to be performed.

There will be 2 Rounds.
The First Round will host 12 poets.
The six (6) poets with the highest scores in the 1st round will advance to the Second Round.

Judges will be selected from the audience and will score each poet’s performance on a scale from 1-10.

The highest scoring poet in the Second Round is determined the Winner of the Poetry Slam.

Each round is clean slate, poets given the highest scores in each round will advance, while the remaining poets will be eliminated.

In the event of a tie, the two poets with a tied score will enter a lighting round in which both poets will perform a one minute piece.

Each poem must fit within a 3 minute time limit, with a 10 second grace period.

After the 10 second grace period the poet’s final score will be deducted .5 points for every 10 seconds over the 3 minuets and 10 seconds.

::Example::
3:11 = -0.5
3:20 = -1.0
3:30= -1.5
3:40 = -2.0

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