Poetry Slam is back! ArtHaus is excited to present another not-to-be-missed presentation of Poetry Slam, featuring Iowa Arts Counsel fellow Akwi Nji, at Elks Lodge this Friday, February 10, from 8-10PM, thanks to our sponsor Dragonfly Books.
This event has become a beloved event in Decorah. We welcome any and all to participate. There are two options for participation: Open Voices and Slam. The Open Voices portion, includes reading your own poetry for 3 minutes or less. If you crave competition, the Slam is the choice for you! This friendly competition includes a chance to win prizes based on the Applause-o-Meter. Memorization is encouraged!
Each Slam begins with work from our featured artist. We will then open the mic to those participating in the Open Voices portion of the evening, followed by the Slam competition.
Elks Lodge has been hosting Poetry Slams since 2010. It does have a bar for those 21 and up--however, please be advised that Elks Lodge has a CASH bar. Come prepared with some extra cash to purchase drinks.
The Poetry Slam is the perfect way to kick of the weekend by bringing warmth, laughter, and compelling poetry into the dreary Decorah winter. Emceed by local celebrities, it is wildly popular and is likely to sell out quickly! Come early and stay late! Due to the nature of some works, this event is recommended for those 16 and up.
If you think you would like to participate in this anticipated, not-to-be-missed Decorah event, contact ArtHaus at (563) 382-5440 or sign up online here.