Friday, July 27, 2012

National Poetry Slam comes to uptown Charlotte

Teams from across North America will travel to Charlotte for a five-day battle for a national title. 

The 2012 National Poetry Slam will kick off Aug. 7 at various Blumenthal Performing Arts' theaters. During the slam, 72 teams will compete in three days of preliminaries and 20 teams will advance to semi-finals on the night of Aug. 10.

The competition will culminate in a clash of the top four teams on the final stage Aug. 11, to determine the winner. 

This will be the event’s first time in Charlotte, but it is expected to draw in more than 5,000 attendees. Proceeds from the event will benefit organizations such as Poetry Slam, Inc., Blumenthal Performing Arts and SlamCharlotte. 

For more information, visit the National Poetry Slam online, or call 704-777-3368.