Performing poets compete for fun, prizes
If getting out of the house and away from the leftovers appeals to you, check out the Sand Slam this Friday, Nov. 28.
Dress warmly or bring a blanket if it is cold, as it is an outdoor event.
It will be held on the patio at Sips Wine and Coffee Bar, 162 W. Cotter Ave., at 8 p.m.
The slams, celebrations and competitions of performance poetry, are held by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department on the fourth Friday of each month. They are open to the public.
Presenting poets must sign up by 7:30 p.m.
The evening will begin with an open microphone, available for poetry not original to the presenter. It will then progress to the competition.
Poets competing must bring at least three selections of their own writing, as three rounds are held before declaring a winner.
Performances are limited to three minutes, with points taken off for going over the limit.
The monthly event is open to of all types of poetry, but will be kept family-friendly as teens are encouraged to attend and compete.
Musical accompaniment is allowed.
The event is free, but donations are being accepted to help with expenses and prize money.
Anyone who would like to host a slam may contact community program coordinator Pam Greene at 749-4158 or (361) 815-4691.