National Poetry Slam

McNichols Building

8/12/2017 10:00 AM
The National Poetry Slam (NPS) is the world’s largest performance poetry festival in which up to 80 teams of the country’s best poets compete for the championship title. Thousands of participants, fans and volunteers will converge upon downtown Denver and the Welton Street Corridor of the historic Five Points district for six full days and nights, offering a stage to voices from many different cultures and backgrounds.

Monday, August 7
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Early Team Registration – Sheraton Hotel
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Volunteer Registration & Pass Pick up (location TBD)

Tuesday, August 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Team Registration – Sheraton Hotel
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Team Orientation (mandatory for all competitors & coaches) – McNichols Building
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (brother jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe, Clocktower Cabaret, Coffee at the Point, Epernay Lounge, McNichols Building, and Mercury Cafe)

Wednesday, August 9
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (brother jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe, Clocktower Cabaret, Coffee at the Point, Epernay Lounge, McNichols Building, and Mercury Cafe)

Thursday, August 10
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Preliminary Bouts (brother jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe, Clocktower Cabaret, Coffee at the Point, Epernay Lounge, McNichols Building, and Mercury Cafe)

Friday, August 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Slammaster Meeting – Sheraton Hotel
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Semi-Finals Bouts (Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, McNichols Building, and Mercury Cafe)
10:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. – Group Piece Finals – McNichols Building

Saturday, August 12
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Slam Family Meeting – Sheraton
7:00 p.m. – Finals – Paramount Theater
11:00 p.m. – After Party – McNichols Building

Early Bird Festival Passes - $75 Before July 1st
Semi- and Group Piece Finals Combo -  $25 (Advance Purchase Only)
Semi-Final Bouts - $15 (a la carte)
Group Piece Finals - $15 (a la carte)


Tickets for Finals on Saturday night ONLY

More info: www.npsdenver.com

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