**(Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 7:30pm)**
Featured poet VON BELLOWS
an Open Mic
and OPEN SLAM #1
****the slam & open mic is OPEN to ALL Poets****About the Slam:OPEN TO ALL
Open Slam #1: get points towards our Semifinals so you can compete in our Grand Slam at Town Hall on April 23.
An Open Slam is THREE rounds. Elimination per round based on rank. Three minute time limits. Each poet is given a 10 second grace period in each round, but after 10 seconds, are deducted points.First place is awarded 3 points towards Semi-Finals
Second place is awarded 2 points towards Semi-Finals
Third place is awarded 1 points towards Semi-FInalshttp://seattlepoetryslam.org/
About the Featured Poet:
A recent transplant to the Bay Area and member of the 2015 Oakland Poetry Slam Team, 26year old Von ‘DaWiZard’ Bellows has come to love the California lifestyle and ability live out his art in such a welcoming arena. Born in Washington, DC bred in Maryland, Von found art at an early age when he broke into song at the age of four during a solemn Christmas event. From there, the stage and microphone would be his weapons to battle the world! During performances he overcomes the constant obstacle of a speech impediment that has been a struggle since childhood. In 2007 and 2008, Von competed in the Brave New Voices National Youth poetry slam. Upon beginning his freshman year at Elizabeth City State University in 2007, Von founded the school’s first poetry organization and slam team, the Free Mindz Poets, which continues to produce great artists and minds now 8 years later. Always the entertainer, Von thrives in the spotlight; He currently works as the Program Director for Urban Knights Radio (powered by Academy of Art University) where his love of speaking to an audience and music can mix and merge live over the air through his morning show, ‘The OtherSide’. As a recent college graduate and current graduate student at Academy of Art University, Von hopes to use all of his gained skills to better the world and accomplish his dreams.
VonDaWizard released his first full album of poetry on July 25th, 2014.
wizardradio.bandcamp.com ‘Xistance’ [Full Album] by VonDaWiZard & /Tran’Send/
Twitter @vondawizard ~ https://twitter.com/vondawizard
InstaGram @vondawizard ~ https://instagram.com/vondawizard
Next Week: Open Slam #2: get points towards our Semifinals so you can compete in our Grand Slam at Town Hall on April 23.
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