Second Annual Poetry Slam

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Palisades Free Library
Tappan Library

Event Details

Poets of all ages may enter. Admission is free. The winner receives a $100 cash prize. Bryan Roessel of the Rockland Poets will emcee. Sponsored by the Sean McCarthy Memorial Fund and the Friends of the Palisades and Tappan libraries. Poets register from 2-2:20 pm. See Poetry Slam Rules below. 

Sign up to attend on the Tappan Library's online calendar. Space is limited. 

Poetry Slam Rules:
At our event, 8 poets will compete.
There will be 3 elimination rounds.
The audience will judge the performances.
The winner receives $100 cash prize.
Doors open at 2:00.
Poet registration between 2:00 and 2:20.
Slam begins at 2:30.
Names for 8 slots for the slam and 4 slots for the open
mic will be pulled from a bowl.
The order of performance will be according to
the order pulled from the bowl.
All poems must be original pieces from the poet’s own work.
A new poem must be performed in each round.
No props or music may be used.
Poem must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
There will be a 10 second grace period.
Poems that exceed 3 minutes and 10 seconds will lose 3 votes.
Poems that exceed 4 minutes will lose an additional 5 votes. 



Event Type(s): Adult, Teens, Children