Blood Speaks: Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning

Saturday, February 29th
12:00am - 2:30am
Friday, March 27th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, April 24th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, May 22nd
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, June 26th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, July 24th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, August 28th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, September 25th
11:00pm - 1:30am
Friday, October 23rd
11:00pm - 1:30am
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Come out on the fourth Friday of each month for a night of spoken word! Blood Speak is a free, all-ages poetry slam and open mic hosted by Angelica Miller and JC Mack.

Sign-ups for the open mic and poetry slam are available at 6:30 pm. The open mic starts at 7:00, and the slam starts at 7:30.

This is a free event and no registration is required.


The open mic is open to every genre including music, comedy, and prose.


Each month, the top slam prize is $100, and second place gets $50.

Each poet in the slam will have three minutes to perform one poem of their own construction. No props, costumes, or musical accompaniment are allowed. Each poem will be scored by our panel of five judges, which will be chosen from the audience. We’ll drop the high and low scores, and add the middle three together.

Here's a link to a PDF copy of Blood Speaks house rules: