Open Mic Poetry Competition
Spoken word youth competition put on by Mayhem Poets




Program Overview

Young poets and spoken word artists, ages 12-18, are encouraged to compete for an opportunity to perform with Mayhem Poets at Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 17 & 18, 2006.

View the competition flyer

View the Mayhem Poets local event poster

For more information call Ruth Eckerd Hall (727) 712-2729.

Mayhem Poets

The Mayhem Poets are a diverse and dynamic collective of young writers and entertainers bringing slam and performance poetry into university, high school, middle school, and elementary school settings.

Performance poetry is an accessible, appealing art form that can motivate students to foster an appreciation for both classic and contemporary poetic/theatrical expression.

Utilizing hip-hop rhythms and dynamic theatrical techniques, the Mayhem Poets have developed powerful performances and workshops to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to craft and perform original poetry.

The Mayhem Poets will be joined by local youth poets to perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Mayhem Poets Web Site

Mayhem Poets
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Program Date & Time

6:00 - 9:00 pm


This competition is free.