La Paloma 2009 Summer Poetry Slam to be a literary hit

ENCINITAS—Full Moon Poets presents the La Paloma 2009 Summer Poetry Slam at 7 p.m Aug. 6. Admission is free.
The competition is calling for participants. Poets are requested to arrive no later than 6 p.m. Poets under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a release.
Poets wishing to enter need three original poems that do not exceed three minutes each, and are encouraged to practice with a stopwatch. All entrants will put their name in the “ol’ popcorn bucket” and the first 18 pulled will be the line-up for the night.
At the Slam, there are three elimination rounds. There will be 18 poets for the first round, 10 poets for the second round, and the top three go on the final round with cash prizes for the winners. Judges are picked from the audience and will judge 50 percent on content and 50 percent on performance. No recorded music, costumes or props will be allowed. The three-minute time limit is strictly enforced.
For more information on the Summer Poetry Slam, visit


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