Writing Workshop, Poetry Reading and Slam Competition


  • April 23, 2017 | 1:00 pm

At 1:00PM, participants are invited to work with award-winning poets Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib and Sarah Lawson in a writing workshop. The cost is $5 for Weinstein JCC members and $10 for non-members. At 2:30PM, stick around for a Poetry Reading by featured Poets/Slam Judges Willis-Abdurraqib, Sarah Lawson, and Emi Mahmoud, who will read selections of their work. The cost for this reading is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. At 4:00PM, attend the Slam Competition where 12 local poets will compete for the honor of being named the winner! Cost is $8 for members, and $12 for non-members. And finally, join us at 5:30PM for the Poetry and Pancakes Reception. This is a Commonwealth Slam tradition – after each competition they eat pancakes! Schmooze with the competitors and Featured Poets over pancakes and other delicious treats. This part of the day’s events is FREE!

1:00 PM – Writing Workshop
2:30 PM – Poetry Reading
4:00 PM – Slam Competition
5:30 PM – Free Poetry and Pancakes Reception

Attend both the Poetry Reading and Slam Competition and save! Discounted prices are $10 for members and $18 for non-members.