In celebration of National Library Week (April 13-19) and National Poetry Month, Belk Library along with Verses Slam Team  and Lyric , Appalachian’s spoken word poetry club is sponsoring a Student Poetry Slam.
Our Master of Ceremonies and Guest Poet is renowned North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti!
The poetry slam is April 14th @ 7:00 p.m. in library room 114.
DOORS OPEN @ 6:30
COMPETITION BEGINS @ 7:00
COMPETITORS: This competition is open to ANYONE who is interested and has at least 3 original poems to perform. Sign-up is at the door and you must be early if you hope to have a spot to compete. The rules are simple:
- All pieces performed must be poets own, original work.
- Poems must be a maximum of 3 minutes in length, with a 10 second grace period. All poems over 3:10 will receive a time penalty to score.
- No props.
- A maximum of 12 poets will be in the lineup.
- Spots are given on a first come first serve basis.
ATTENDEES: This competition is thoughtfully and sensually provocative, and is also a lot of fun! If you hear something you like, we encourage you to snap your fingers, stomp your feet and hoot and holler (try not to drown out the poet though)!
ADMISSION IS FREE and REFRESHMENTS ARE PROVIDED so bring your friends and family!
For more information, please contact one of the event leaders:
Geri Purpur @ firstname.lastname@example.org 
Amanda Bird @ email@example.com 
Zack Herman @ firstname.lastname@example.org 
Zac Corsi @ email@example.com