|Open Mikes & Slams
of any other cyclic or once-in-a-blue-moon events. We look forward
to more slams!
Fourth Wednesdays, 6:30 pm: The
Cardinal, 418 E. Wilson St. $3 cover.
Third Thursdays, 6:30–8 pm: Writer's
Read Open Mike at the DeForest Public Library, hosted by Art
Rathbun, Kathryn Sczepanski and James P. Roberts. Writer's Read
meets every third Thursday at the DeForest Public Library, 203
Library Street, DeForest. (608) 846-5482.
Third Thursdays, 9–11 pm: Electric Earth
Cafe, 546 W. Washington, signup at 8:45 pm.
First Fridays, 9–11 pm: Just Bust, On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. Sign up 8:30 pm.
Third Saturdays, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word poetry slam and open mike, Genna’s on the Capitol square. $5 cover.
December 6, Friday, 9 pm: JUST BUST! Madison's longest running all ages open mic. Located in the On Wisconsin Room, Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. Madison, WI. Sign up @ 8:30 pm, Open Mic 9–11 pm. Every Saturday following Just Bust! OMAI will host a workshop led by the feature, also open and free for the public in the Central Branch Library Bubbler Room, 1–3 pm!
December 13, Friday, 7:30 pm: Featuring the poems and poets of the
2014 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. We have a few copies left...$13.95 each.
Plus: Open Mic
A special welcome to all! Read your own poems or the work of another poet.
Do you have a special holiday favorite? A poem about cold weather?
Come join the warmth at the
Downtown Baraboo * 608-355-1001 * villagebooksmith.com
December 21, Saturday, 7 pm:Urban Spoken Word poetry slam and monthly open mic. The Urban Spoken Word Poetry Collective has consistently packed Genna’s upstairs room, displaying the best performance poets both locally and nationally. The poetry is passionate, funny, powerful and always entertaining; each slam is a competition wherein the competing poets can earn slots at this year’s Madison Slam Finals.Poetry slam is the art—and sport—of competitive poetry reading. Five judges are picked at random from the audience, and performers are judged based on content, delivery, form and originality. Each poet has three minutes, and cannot use props, costumes or music; it’s just the voice and the mic. Part poetry, part theater, part stand-up comedy, part oratory, slam is a constantly-evolving form, and always entertaining. At Genna’s on the Capitol square. Contact David at email@example.com
for more information. urbanspokenword.org
December 29, Sunday, 4–6 pm: Poetry Unplugged at The Chocolatarian, 2004 Atwood Ave. Enjoy poetry, chocolate, and jazz with the Collective. This will be an intimate, casual afternoon.