Join us for an extra special LINER NOTES!!!
Signups start at 7pm
Show at 8pm
ABOUT LINER NOTES
Hey! It’s the last Wednesday of the month! You know what that means? It’s not a slam, IT’S LINER NOTES!
Every last Wednesday of the month, we take a break from competing with each other and working on competitive performance to sit back, appreciate some music, and write some new shit. We pick an album, poets sign up to be randomly assigned a song from that album, and they then compose a new piece inspired by that song, and read it in our Liner Notes showcase!
This month’s album is:
LADY GAGA’S THE FAME MONSTER!!!
ABOUT THE FEATURED POETS
So hey, ever notice The Fame Monster is a 22 track album? Well, it is, and that’s a lot of poetry. We’re very excited for the lineup of poets signed up for this album, so instead of a feature, you get nearly double the usual liner notes fun! Check the event images to see which amazing poet has been assigned which song!
Poets and audience are also encouraged to wear costumes for this event! Ever wanted to wrap yourself head to toe in red lace? Tease your hair into a perfect bow? Have a meat dress* you’ve just waiting for the right occasion to wear out? Well, this is the event for you! There may or may not be accolades for those who manage to out-dress our poet fashionista Elisa!
Rain City Slam is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Rain City community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Rain City Slam board. We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.
*For the health and safety of everyone, and the health code compliance of Jai Thai, please do not wear clothing made of actual meat.
Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Rain City Slam Mission The mission of Rain City Slam is provide a headquarters for Seattle Spoken Word Poets of all ages to create, learn, teach and find a poetry community. Our vision is to establish a safe space where poetry can be discovered, inspired, learned and showcased without boundaries. We provide an open mic that allows any voice to be heard; community showcases that promote new work; writing circles to ensure time, space and support for writing; featured poets to inspire our community as well provide a place for reading and engaging the Seattle community, and a slam competition to assist in artistic growth, build confidence and challenge poets to think about the translation of their work to the rest of the world.
What is a poetry slam? The poetry slam is a competition invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith [“So what!”] in which performed poetry is judged by five members of the audience. Poets have three minutes to present their original work. The judges will then score the piece anywhere from 0 to 10, evaluating such qualities as performance, content, and originality. The high and low scores of each performance are tossed, and the middle three are added giving the performer their score. Points are deducted for violating the three-minute time limit.
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