All About Pigeon Poetry Slam

All About Pigeon Poetry Slam

Are poetry slams still popular? Many people enjoy the art of poetry to this day. Poetry is a great way to express one’s inner emotions and thoughts as well as political opinions in an artistic way. Are you ready to show the world what you’ve got?
If so poetry slams, workshops, and retreats for artists; all of this is now available at Philly Pigeon, organized by the very talented Jacon Winterstein. Our Poetry slams are held on the first Friday of each month, October through May every year. The location is at PhilaMoca at 12th and Spring Garden St. We bring in new artists and feature amazing out of town poets, a fantastic local poet and a three round elimination poetry slam for each event.
The Philly Pigeon is facilitated by Black Minds Publishing, which is a proud African American own company, supporting neighborhoods and events such as this all over the Philadelphia area. This company encourages black artists to speak up and show their talents to the world. It is a safe space for open expression and welcome thought provoking poetic art through its poets. Learn how to express yourself in a beautiful and powerful way with The Philly Pigeon. Come be a powerful voice for opinions that matter to you.
All ages are welcome and admission fees are ten dollars for students with I.D. and fifteen dollars for general admission. Tickets are sold on our website or at the door, but they do sell out fast, so if you are going to walk in please be aware tickets may not still be available. Entry is not guaranteed without pre-bought tickets. Tickets at the door are sold on a first come first serve basis. Registration for our poetry workshops are fifty dollars and must be purchased in advance. You can do this and so much more at THEPHILLYPIGEON.org.
Our workshop class is four weeks long and meets once a week. We focus on the body as a home the first week and then the body as an escape before studying the body as a celebration and finally the body as freedom/rebellion.
Our poetry workshop starts at seven-thirty and goes until sign ups for the poetry slam begins at eight-thirty. You can hone in on your poetry skills and get prepared for the competition. During the poetry slam you have two chances to continue onto the next round or lose to your opponent. Will you be this month’s poetry slam victor?
If you find yourself in Philadelphia this fall make sure to keep this place at the top of your list. It’s entertaining, thought provoking and a great way to express yourself outwardly. You can go on our website to see several of our artists’ projects and even visit our Youtube page to watch recordings of our shows to get a feel for the atmosphere here at Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam. We look forward to either seeing you in the audience or on stage expressing yourself.

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