Walters State Poetry Slam Returns Nov. 20
November 15, 2023
Poetry Slam Returns Nov. 20
The Walters State Poetry Slam will return to the Morristown Campus Nov.
20. Literary enthusiasts are invited to bring their best performance poetry and compete
for prizes, including gift cards and the coveted black beret.
“Slam poetry takes poetry to another level,” Sheri Mahoney Jacobs, associate professor of English, said. “This is more than just reading a poem. We bring the poem to life.”
The Walters State Poetry Slam is sponsored by Word Up, Walters State’s English Club. This will be held in the lobby of the R. Jack Fishman Library with a coffeehouse atmosphere.
“The event has been popular in the past with students and also community members,” Jacobs said. “People want to be involved in the contest and see others perform.”
Registration for those wanting to perform begins at 5 p.m. The slamming begins at 6 p.m. Poems and performances are judged on originality, audience engagement and performance.
For more information, contact Jacobs at 423-585-6965 or Sherri.Jacobs@ws.edu