Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam

MECA’s stage becomes the Thunderdome during the Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam as poets from across the nation compete for bragging rights and a $1,000 prize. Three rounds are done tournament-style with Olympic-style judging. The top three poets in the final round win the prizes. The purse has attracted Ed Mabrey from Charlotte, North Carolina, a three-time winner of the Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS), who recently performed on TV1’s Verses & Flow; IWPS champion Rudy Francisco of San Diego; and Theresa Davis from Atlanta, a Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. “Poetry Slam is competitive performance poetry,” said the event’s organizer, Savannah Blue. “Poets are competing, and the competition has a way of actually encouraging better writing. The poets aren’t just reading, they’re performing, which generates intense emotions.”

7 p.m. MECA, 1900 Kane Street. For information, call 713-802-9370 or visit mecahouston.org. $10 to $15.
Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., 2013

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