Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Queen of the South Tournament

April 28 2019 Queen of the South Slam
hosted by founder Kimberly Simms

April 28th. Queen of the South Slam. $400 in prize money! Invitational Poetry Slam featuring the top 15 female poets in the South East. To finish National Poetry Month with a magical bang - don't miss this exciting high-energy poetry slam which will spotlight emerging and veteran female poetic artists from across four states. This event, founded in Greenville by Kimberly Simms, inspired the creation of the national WOWps. Registration is open. Coffee Underground. 1 East Coffee Street. 

$400 in Prizes

Poets should arrive by 7:00 pm for the draw. To sign up please register here via PayPal. First 15 invited poets. Poets may be nominated by a slammaster or have participated in a previous Wits End Event to qualify. Email for more information.

Poet Name
EARLY BIRD Registration is ONLY $10. Goes up to $15 on 4/14.
Please pay via Paypal and be sure to include your poet name as a note.
Email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com


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.


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 tiebreaker 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. All poets who participated in a Wits End event between March 2018 - April 2019 are eligible to compete.

The historical annual all women poetry slam held in Greenville South Carolina celebrates 10 years of providing a platform where the women in the southeastern 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.

Standard tournament rules:
1. No costumes. You may not remove clothing items during your performance.
2. No props. You can not refer to an object during your performance. (mention earrings and pull on your earrings).
3. No musical accompaniment. You can sing but you can not use a musical instrument.
4. 3: 00-minute time limit. Points deducted for going over.
Tips for slamming: http://www.witsendpoetry.com/whatisslam.html

The Queen of the South Slam is a showcase of the top emerging and veteran female voices in the Southeast. Poets may be nominated by a slammaster or have participated in a previous Wits End Event to qualify.