Monday, April 16, 2018


April 29 2018 Queen of the South Slam
hosted by founder Kimberly Simms

$400 in Prizes

To finish National Poetry Month with a magical bang - don't miss this exciting high-energy poetry slam which will spotlight emerging female poetic artists from across four states. This event, founded in Greenville by Kimberly Simms, inspired WOWps.

Poets should arrive by 7:00 pm for the draw.



To sign up please register here via PayPal:

EARLY BIRD Registration is ONLY $10. Goes up to $15 on 4/24.
Please pay via Paypal and be sure to include your poet name as a note.


Poet Name


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

If you are interested in helping with this event, we need timers, scorekeepers, and ushers. Please sign-up online at OR email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com.

http://witsendpoetry.blogspot.com/p/volunteer.html

Queen of the South Rules

The first two rounds of the competition are cumulative with the first round featuring 12 poets then cutting down to 8. The final round will feature only the top 4 poets and will be clean slate. Standard tournament slam rules apply. Prop, plagiarism, or costume violations will result in [-2 ] points from the score for that round. There will not be a tie breaker round, rather prize money will be split in the event of a tie. If there is a tie in early rounds, additional poets will advance. Poets should bring at least 3 poems. Poems do not need to be memorized but it will help your score. Learn more about slam at http://www.witsendpoetry.com/whatisslam.html.

The historical annual all women poetry slam held in Greenville South Carolina celebrates 10 years of providing a platform where the women in the south eastern region showcase their power and spoken word skills! This event was conceived in 2005 and led to the formation of the Women of the World Slam.

Questions email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com.

First Prize $250
Second Prize $100
Third Prize $50

In the event of a tie, each 2 champions will each receive $175.
And the 2nd place will receive $50.


Sunday, February 04, 2018

Volunteer!

Wits End Poetry needs volunteers to help run its events! We need ticket takers, ushers, flier distributors, time keepers, bout managers, score keepers and more! We have lots of exciting projects coming up - so get involved!


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Say What Grand Slam to be held on January 28

Please click her to make a tax deductible donation to the team. 

Official list for poets eligible to slam for Say What?! Poetry Slam Team to travel and represent Greenville and the Upstate in the annual Southern Fried Slam 2018 (San Antonio, TX). Moody Black is the Slammaster in partnership with Wits End Director, Kimberly Simms.

Standard PSI Poetry Slam Rules apply. Top 4 poets will become the 2018 Slam Team upon signing the 2018 Slam Team Contract.

1. Jenice Pleasant


2. Darelle D. Dove


3. Shuntrice Smoot aka Sassy the Poet


4. Soleil Solace


5. Ashley Gowens aka Bitter Sweet


6. Davelyn Hill aka Willow


7. Katara Miller aka IAmPicturesque


8. Barbara Trawick aka Queen Bee


9. Sen Topic


10. Allexthea Carter aka A.I. Carter


11. Hayle'The Celestial Poet Oswell


12. Derrick J Commander aka Southern Styles
The Say What Greenville Poetry Slam
is a certified venue.

For 15 years Wits End Poetry has supported the Greenville Slam Team composed of 5 local poets (Residing in Upstate of South Carolina) to travel to professional conferences on a regional and national level. Our local poets have the opportunity to gain exposure, grow as artists, and network with other people in their field. This year they will be travelling to San Antonio, Texas.

The Say What Slam is a nationally certified (PSI) and award winning slam.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

GIVING TUESDAY

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.




Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.

How would you like to support our non-profit this #GivingTuesday?

1. Sign up to be a volunteer at future events:






Subscribe to our Volunteer mailing list



2. Donate to the Greenville Slam Team






Sponsorship Levels

Every year Wits End Poetry supports the Greenville Slam Team composed of 5 local poets to travel to professional conferences on a regional and national level. Our local poets have the opportunity to gain exposure, grow as artists, and network with other people in their field. This year they will be travelling to Texas and Chicago, IL.

Learn about the National Poetry Slam: http://www.chicagoslamworks.com/nps/


3. Donate to support our Education initiatives

For every $50 raised we can provide a scholarship for 1 poet to visit one school for one classroom visit! For $200, the poet can visit 4 classes in one day! Additional donations allow us to sponsor visits to poetry clubs, library performances, and community performances






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Please donate to us Via AMAZON SMILE!

Every time you purchase on Amazon, a donation will be made to Wits End Poetry!