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      April 18, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM

      2101 Farmington Avenue
      Farmington, New Mexico 87401

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      "The Verse" Poetry Slam

      Age Group(s): Adult
      Start Time: 6:00 PM
      End Time: 8:00 PM

      Love to write or listen to poetry? Then come to "The Verse" Poetry Slam! Top three finalists will get prizes! Available for ages 13 and up. Registration required for performers. Prize winners must be library card holders in good standing.
      Library: Farmington Public Library, New Mexico
      Location: Main Library - Multipurpose Room
      Registration Ends: 4/17/2019 at 9:00 PM
      Other Information:
      • Poets must register by 9:00pm on Wednesday, April 17
      o The library may close registration early if the maximum of 30 poets is reached before deadline

      •Poets must check in by 5:59pm on Thursday, April 18

      •Poets must be age 13 or older

      •Poets should be prepared to perform no fewer than three (3) poems
      o All registered poets will be allowed to perform at least one (1) poem
      o Additional poems may be performed, subject to time constraints and score for previous poems

      •Poems must be the poets' original work

      •Poems may be recited from memory, read from the page, or improvised

      •Poems must be under 3 minutes long
      o For every 10 seconds over 3 minutes, 0.5 points will be deducted from the total score

      •Poets are judged on both content and performance, in ratios left to the judges' discretion

      •Judges will assign scores from zero (0) to ten (10) points, in fractions of points no smaller than tenths (0.1)
      o Winners will be determined by total number of points (more points is better)
      o In the event of a tie, poets will enter a sudden death round in the Verse-dome

      •All judges' decisions are final

      •Winners will be awarded gift cards
      o To claim prize, winner must have a library card in good standing

      •Farmington Public Library staff may perform and compete, but will not be awarded prizes

      •The library is not liable for any injuries or damage to personal property or feelings incurred during the slam

      •Performers and audience may be photographed, recorded, and/or posted on social media
      o Please let us know in advance if you would not like to be photographed, recorded, and/or posted on social media

      Contact: Anna Frantz
      Status: Openings

      Categories: Kids & Family | Neighborhood

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.