The National Museum of African Art in collaboration with Shelly Bell presents
The Poetry Games a duo poetry slam themed after award-winning novel The Hunger GamesHosted by Shelly Bell
"MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR"
April 6, 2013
Doors open at 6pm
Opening ceremony at 6:30
Performance by Chelsey Green, The Green Violinist
The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute
950 Independence Ave, SW
Welcome Panem citizens to THE POETRY GAMES! Six teams of two tributes (poets) will compete in a three round poetry slam wherein the rounds and extra event activities will be loosely themed after The Hunger Games. Teams will represent Districts 1, 2, 4, 7, 11, and 12 as described in the novel. Each team has been registered and is ready to compete. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Join us for a night of laughter, poetry and entertaining competitive spirit! For more information visit www.thepoetrygames.com or email [masked].
Everyone who RSVPs here or at www.thepoetrygames.com receives a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Ruby Tuesdays in the "I Am Shelly Bell" online raffle at 10am on April 6th. You will receive details via email after RSVP.
The Poetry Game Play:
As in The Hunger Games there will be an opening ceremony in which tributes will have an opportunity (5mins) to get the crowd on their side using any skill they have BESIDES poetry.
This is a duo slam, 2 members per team are required. Each poet/team will have 3 mins to perform each poem. Judges will be random members of the audience Judges will score each performance from 0 to 10 Olympic style evaluating such qualities as originality, and content. Rounds
Round 1: Quotes from the Hunger Games novel Round 2: Poem inspired by a District from the Hunger Games novel Round 3: Poem of team's choice Extras
Each team will receive a supply bag containing props worth 5, 10, 15, 20 points that can be used during any round to increase their chances of winning. There will be random sponsors in the crowd! Sponsors will be folks in the audience that have the opportunity to provide you with extra points between the second and third round which could push a team into the third round. BE A JUDGE!
BE A MYSTERIOUS SPONSOR!
or JUST JOIN US FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF POETRY COMPETITION!