Story last updated at 10/16/2013 - 7:20 pm
Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host their annual Grand Poetry Slam competition on Oct. 18 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m, will celebrate the organization's three years of monthly poetry slams and open mic events in the community. A potluck and after-party will follow the show.
The Grand Poetry Slam will include a slam competition featuring winners from the past season. The poets will perform original work and are judged by members of the community. The winning poet will receive $50 and the 2013 Grand Slam Award. Competing in the slam are Colin Calk, Penn Lamb, Jacqueline Boucher, Nathan Block, Anna Hoffman, Ziggy Unzicker, and Krage Skaflestad.
The event will also include opening performances by Stacy La Mascus, Mackenzie Merrill, Selma Houck, Bill Merk, Daniel Kantak, and Emily King.
The show will be hosted by Christy NaMee Eriksen and Dee Jay DeRego, with DJ Manu. The event is pay as you can, with a suggested donation of $5-10.
The event is the organization's biggest fundraiser of the year. Limited edition items, including a chapbook anthology of select poets' work and Woosh Kinaadeiyí Season Four T-shirts designed by local artist Rico Worl, will be available at suggested donations.
Woosh Kinaadeiyí is a local nonprofit committed to diversity, inclusive community, and empowering voice. Learn more at www.facebook.com/wooshpoetry.
Details: Christy NaMee Eriksen, Woosh Kinaadeiyí President, firstname.lastname@example.org.