The San Diego Poetry Slam is hosting its annual Grand Slam competition in historic Balboa Park at the San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist. The Grand Slam will determine who is crowned San Diego Grand Slam Champion for the next year. Rudy Francisco, Ant Black, Simply Kat, Gil SOTU, Jerrica Escoto, Succinct, Taili Mugambi, Viet Mai, Jro, and Deacon Blair (2008 Grand Slam Champion) will perform their best slam poetry in the competition. The top 5 finishers will make up the 2009 Slam team. The team will represent San Diego in West Palm Beach, Florida in August, competing against 83 teams from around the world in the National Poetry Slam. Last year's team ranked in the top 20 of the world in San Diego's return to the national competition. Please come out and help us select the best poets to represent San Diego, as we try to win it all!
The premiere open-mic in San Diego is giving you the best poets, singers, and musicians.
Come out and get your fix!
Thursday, 4/16/09 @ 9 PM
This week will have a completely Open Mic.
No feature, no competition,
Come experience the resurrection of spoken word! Elevated! is a creative arts experience that is guaranteed to uplift, inspire and move you through spoken word, music, and visual art. Elevated! features nationally, internationally, and locally renowned poets. The open mic encourages up-and- coming artists to showcase their skills and talent. Come to listen, express, and get ELEVATED!
Monday April 6th, 2009 James S. Copley Auditorium at the San Diego Museum of Art 6:30 pm Doors Open 7 pm Slam Hosted by Michael Chung Klam and Christopher Wilson Presented by the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of the Living Artist and the San Diego Poetry Slam
$5 general admission
Museum of the Living Artist's (MOLA) Poetry & Art Series 2009 Co-sponsors San Diego Poetry Slam Quarterfinal with the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA). Aja-Monet Features Between Bouts, Delving into SDMA's Black Womanhood exhibition.
The event, taking place in the Old Globe's Copley Auditorium theatre in the round, features special performances by New York-based performer Aja-Monet. She will present works that, in part, explore some of the concepts and themes of Black Womanhood. The program also features a quarterfinal competition among poets for the last spots on the 2009 San Diego Poetry Slam Team, which will represent San Diego at the National Poetry Slam in Florida later this year.
Whether you are a seasoned poet, the first time sharing your poem or you're simply a fan of the art, you'll leave Elevated inspired. It is the design of Collective Purpose to present our audience with an exceptional event that will serve as an outlet for creative expression. This movement called Elevated will challenge the artists and change our community.