Jan. 28, 2009
Morningside College will host a poetry slam competition on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 8:30 pm in the college Conference Center. The Conference Center is located at 1700 Sioux Trail, just below Eppley Auditorium and the Residence Complex.
The public is invited to this free event. It is sponsored by “Kiosk,” Morningside’s literary magazine.
A poetry slam is a tournament-style writing competition where writers bring three pieces of their own original writing to read at an open mic. Judges randomly selected from the audience rate each writer on a scale of one to 10 to select the writers who will compete in the same manner in the next round. In the third round of Morningside’s competition, the writer with the most points will win $100.
Those wishing to compete may simply bring three pieces of their own writing, each two minutes or shorter, to read at an open mic. Short fiction is welcome as long as it can be read in under two minutes.
Morningside’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society, will be selling coffee and refreshments during the poetry slam.
“Kiosk” accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art from Morningside students, faculty, staff and alumni. Those interested in submitting work for publication in “Kiosk” may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The deadline for submissions to the magazine is Monday, Feb. 9.