05 January 2011

Women of the Wold Poetry Slam (USA)

Post date: 05 January 2011
Dates: 9 - 12 March 2011

Columbus, OH has been selected to host the 2011 Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps), a national spoken word event in its 4th year. The event is scheduled to be held March 9-12, 2011.

Venues for the preliminary competitions and day events are slated for the Short North area of Columbus March 9-11. Finals night will be held Sat., March 12, at the Lincoln Theater located at 769 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43203.

Chosen for its vibrant art scene, diverse population, and local resources, Columbus offers the hundreds of participants and attendees a host of amenities. Poetry Slam, Inc., PSi, selected Columbus in a bidding process.

"We have a lot to offer," said Host City Chair Louise Robertson. "Holding an event this big requires multiple venues, great hotels, an interesting environment, and a population that supports the arts. Columbus has all of those things and more."

The Women of the World Poetry Slam is a tournament created for women, facilitated by women, honoring women. Participating poets perform in preliminary poetry slams where competitors are scored on a scale of 1 to 10 on their poems, their presentation and their originality by judges chosen at random from the audience. From these events 12 poets ascend to the finals stage to determine a winner.

This year marks the fourth year for this competition and the second year it has been held in Columbus. Previous winners include Andrea Gibson, who won the 2008 competition, Rachel McKibbens, who won in 2009, and Eboni Hogan, who won the 2010 competition.

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