Annual Poetry Slam!

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

Event Details

Join us for an evening of original poetry by all ages. We ask our poets to register in advance. If you wish to just come to listen and enjoy, you do not have to sign up in advance. This program is free and open to the public.

A Word on our (gentle) Poetry Slams...

Chelmsford's Slam is a gentle Slam. At some Poetry Slams in city bars and on college campuses judges signal their votes "Olympic style" after each reading. Our Slams are less intimidating; voting takes place quietly via a ballot box. Think of it as a Slam customized for the suburbs.

Our poets are of all ages: Our youngest poet was about 5; our oldest poet spent the evening of her 90th birthday at one of our Slams! The rest fall in between giving us a rich variety of perspectives of the human condition.

Audience members vote by filling out ballots with the names of their three most favorite poems or poets (we print up programs listing our poets so you can keep track of who's who). The ballots are dropped into a ballot box at the end of the evening; the votes are tallied up usually by the following day.
Event Type(s): After hours, Poetry Slam, Library Programs

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