Thanks to the invitation of performance poet Savannah Blue, I have the immense privilege of serving as a judge for The Bayou City Poetry Grand Slam, held this evening from 8 – 10PM at MECA – whose mission it is to bring all kinds of arty goodness, mentoring, tutoring & counseling to our city’s under-served youth – in Houston’s Historic District (the Old Sixth Ward), at 1900 Kane Street, 77007. As a native Houstonian, and for other other reasons too, this neighborhood holds a special place in my heart.
This event is billed as the first major poetry slam in Houston, and will bring over 20 nationally known and ranked slam poets together to compete for a first place cash prize of $1,000, a second place prize of $500 and a third place prize of $250. You can read a bit more about the evening from Free Press Houston.
Buddy Wakefield is going to be there.
He’s somebody you absolutely have to see and hear in person. He’s also got one of the most artful and entertaining web sites I’ve ever come across.
Tickets are only $10! To purchase Tix & see an interactive Map, go HERE. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $15. Heck, I think a chance to visit with Luke the poetry dog is worth 15 bucks alone
and getting to watch Buddy Wakefield perform is worth thrice the ticket price–but you’ll get ALL of the live-action excitement and word-gorgeousness of this amazing poetry slam to boot. What. A. Deal.
Come on out tonight, Houston Spoken Word & Poetry lovers–You’ll be so glad you did!!!