In January, Seattle Poetry Slam is organizing a three day all-ages poetry festival and competition open to those who identify as LGBTQ in the neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle. With the recent changes in the city, we are committed to reclaiming the neighborhood that was once Queer and bringing art back into Capitol Hill.
We will be taking up to 32 LGBTQ-Identified poets into the preliminary rounds of the competition for a registration fee of $50. The finals will accept the top 8 from preliminaries. The first place winner receives $1000 and the title of Queer Resurgence on the Hill Poetry Slam Champion, second place winner receives $500 and third place winner receives $250.
During this three day festival of Queer Poetry we will be inviting artists of the LGBTQ Community to facilitate art workshops, speak on panels, and have performances and host open mics to invite the Queer Community back to Capitol Hill.
Saturday, January 7th
12-4pm: Information Session and Writing Circle, location tbd
Tuesday, January 10th
Poet Registration deadline**
Workshop Application deadline**
**registration will close once all available spots have been filled
Sunday, January 22nd
Prelim Bout #1 @ the Wild Rose, doors open at 6pm
Prelim Bout #2 @ Gay City Calamus Auditorium, doors open at 6pm
Monday, January 23rd
Prelim Bout #3 @ the Wild Rose, doors open at 6pm
Prelim Bout #4 @ Gay City Calmus Auditorium, doors open at 6pm
Tuesday, January 24th
Queer Resurgence Finals @ Rebar, doors open at 7pm