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Welcome! If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be automatically registered. Event registration must be completed at least
1 MONTH prior to the event. Saturday September 16th 7-9pm
THE BOOK CELLAR
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 16TH
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
Pentathlon Events 2017
1:Form Poem. This years for is the SHAKESPEAREAN SONNET
3:ON THE SPOT PROMPT. upon arrival at the event a prompt is issued to each contestant. the poem must be completed in the room and will be the final event of the night
4; REDACTION POEM. we will provide a page of text. your job...eliminate everything that is not the poem.
5: THE RESEARCH POEM. we will issue each contestant a research topic which is to be the subject of the poem. (do not expect general or boring research topics, it ain't how we roll.) all topics will be historic and or scientific
TOPICS AND TEXT AND OTHER POETIC PROVISIONS WILL BE ISSUED UPON THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION.
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS WE WILL CAP THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AT 10. KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR REGISTRATION