Teen Poetry Slams!

Submitted by teenspace on October 20, 2009 - 6:25pm

In honor of Teen Read Week 2009 Sonoma County Library is hosting Teen Poetry Slams @ your local library!  We hope to see you at one or more slams.

Wednesday, October 21st @ 3 pm @ Cloverdale Regional Library
Thursday, October 22nd @ 4 pm @ Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library
Friday, October 23rd @ 6:30 pm @ Northwest Regional Library
Friday, October 23rd @ 6:30 pm @ Petaluma Regional Library
Wednesday, October 28th @ 3:30 pm @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Wednesday, October 28th @ 7 pm @ Sonoma Valley Regional Library

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place!
1st place:  $25 gift card
2nd place:  $15 gift card
3rd place:  $10 gift card


  • The Teen Poetry Slam is a solo event.  There will be no accompaniment of any kind.  Each performance is judged on content and performance.
  • Poems read for the Teen Poetry Slam competition must be the original work of the performer.  Contestants should bring 3 original poems.
  • Each slam will have any open microphone session prior to the Teen Poetry Slam competition.  At the open mic, 1 poem, by any poet, may be read with a time limit of 3 minutes.
  • Contestants may participate in both the open microphone and the Teen Poetry Slam competition.
  • Contestants may participate in more than one Teen Poetry Slam competition.
  • Contestants must be in 7th to 12th grade.

If you have any questions please contact your local branch!


If you don't want to perform, no problem, come watch and support other teens!

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