THE PENTATHLON CHAMPION FOR 2017 WAS CHICAGO POET LENNART LUNDH

POETRY PENTATHLON 2018

SEPTEMBER 22ND 6:30-8:30PM

THE BOOK CELLAR

EVENTS FOR THE 2018 PENTATHLON
1: THE TRIVERSEN (form poem)

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/triversen-poetic-form


2: SIGNATURE POEM

(poets bring their best)


3: REACTION TO A NEWS ITEM

(news item provided)


4: THE RANT

(C'MON. it's a rant)


5: ON THE SPOT PROMPT

(prompt provided on arrival)

All Materials will be provided no later than August 2018 with the exception of the On The Spot Prompt which will be issued upon arrival


This dynamic competition is a means of testing ALL a poet's skills. Something that challenges them as both a writer and a performer as well as something that proves their ability with classic poetic forms and spontaneous inspiration. Waiting 4 the Bus has developed a genius system for finding the exceptionally talented and creative. The Poetry Pentathlon stands alone as a proper means for testing thepoet/performer. This is not a Poetry Slam – this is the glorious throw down known as the Poetry Pentathlon, a judged poetry reading where contestants compete in 5 events with points awarded on both writing ability and performance style. Warning: the only prizes awarded for the evening are pride and bragging rights; any trophies are gravy and should be considered as such

REGISTRATION OPEN 

JUNE 5TH-AUGUST 22

2018