Po­etry Slam In­vi­ta­tional Of­fered At State Theatre

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS -

From the cre­ators of the an­nual, sell-out Ill List Po­etry Slam comes the hottest spo­ken word event of the sum­mer: The Chill List, sched­uled at the State Theatre in Modesto.

The Chill List will fea­ture four of the best po­etry slam teams in the coun­try com­pet­ing for a $2000 prize. The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto and doors for the Satur­day, July 21 show open at 6:30 p.m.; the show is at 7:30 p.m.

Po­etry slam teams are com­prised of the top-ranked poets in a par­tic­u­lar city who have com­peted and won their re­spec­tive slams. As a team, poets choose to com­pete in pairs or as a full en­sem­ble of up to five voices through four rounds of per­for­mance po­etry.

Ran­domly se­lected judges from the au­di­ence will award points to teams based on the strength of their po­ems and the qual­ity of their per­for­mance. Au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion re­mains es­sen­tial. Laugh­ter, tears, snaps, ap­plause, and in­spi­ra­tion are sure to be had by all who at­tend this world-class lit­er­ary bat­tle royale.

This is a Free Speech event. Tick­ets are $35, $25 and $20.

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