Next Slam - Monday, October 30th


The next slam is Monday, October 30th, at Dickens Pub. Sign up opens at 7:00PM, the show starts at 7:30PM. Admission is $10 cash at the door. 

Full event information here.

Dickens Pub - 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2Y6


Slam Information and Rules 

What is a poetry slam? 

Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After performing, they receive scores (0-10) from 3 randomly selected judges. The judges can be anyone: they don’t even need to be poets! Scores are awarded based on how much each judge likes a poem. The purpose of this judging process is to make poetry participatory for everyone. Slam poetry doesn’t need to be a specific form of poetry.