Don’t have a team? That’s okay! Rep yourself and spit your piece at LTAB-Tacoma 2018.
There are two mandatory events for all poets:
- April 14 (11am-2pm): Crossing the Street Pre-slam event. A gathering of all the teams and independent poets. (Post Office, 1102 A St.). Please arrive by 10:30 a.m.
- April 28 (Bouts begin at 9am): LTAB Poetry Slam. (Tacoma Community College) There are bouts at 9am and 12pm. Independent poets will participate in one of the two bouts. Slam finals are at 3pm.
A few notes about the slam format…
There are five judges, each giving a score from 1-10. We drop the highest and lowest scores and add the middle three. (Ex.- A poet getting scores of 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10 would have the total score of 27 [8.5+9.0+9.5].)
There are three basic rules for LTAB: 1) Poems should be three minutes or less, 2) no props are allowed, and 3) no inflammatory or vulgar language is allowed in the poems. If you have questions, let us know!
Registration forms are due to Write253 by March 15th in order to guarantee your spot in the slam on April 28.
You must also provide a photo/video release form (found here) for all poets and coaches who are okay with being photographed. (If you are not okay with it, that’s all right, we’ll do our best to shoot around you.) You must bring filled out forms to Crossing the Street on April 14.