Thursday, April 01, 2021

2021 Queen of the South Slam


April 18th. Queen of the South Slam. $400 in prize money! Host Kimberly Simms. Invitational Poetry Slam featuring the top 12 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 poetic artists who identify as women from across four states. This event, founded in Greenville by Kimberly Simms, inspired the creation of the national WOWps. Registration is open.

Radio Room. 110 Poinsett Hwy. Greenville, SC.

Scroll down to register and for tournament rules. 

$400 in Prizes

Registered Poets:
Sassy the Poet of Spartanburg
Kyla Lacey of Atlanta
Jenice Pleasant of Greenville
Shay Black of Greenville
Asma Olajuwon of Rock Hill
Starry Lail of Greenville
Carol G Superstar of Greenville
Casy Johnson of Greenville
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Poets should arrive by 7:00 pm for the draw to determine the order. 
Qualifications to sign-up to compete: 1. Over 21 years old 2. Identify as women 3. Have participated in a past WEP/SoFried event or referred by a slammaster 4. In good standing with WEP 

PAYMENT: Use paypal or CASHAPP $WITSENDPOETRY with your poet name. Please email or FB messenger us your poet name, social media, and city of residence as we will make e-fliers for each poet competing. witsendpoetrysc@gmail.comk


Poet Name
Please pay via Paypal and be sure to include your poet name as a note. Or CashAPP $witsendpoetry
Email witsendpoetrysc@gmail.com

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 a 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 for first. If there is a tie during preliminary rounds, up to one additional poet may advance in some cases. Poets should bring at least 3 poems. Poems do not need to be memorized but memorization 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 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, the two champions will each receive $175.
And the 2nd place will receive $50. (With no 3rd place).

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

INVITATIONAL NOTES:
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 if they are over 21 and in good standing with WEP.