2024 Anything Goes Poetry Slam

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He's Back!!

"All Ages Anything Goes Slam with Geof Hewitt"

Vermont Poetry Slam Champion Geof Hewitt hosts this "Anything Goes" Slam where poets, acoustic musicians, jugglers, and anyone else with special talents are invited to take 3 minutes (or less) on stage in an attempt to wow the judges (and the audience) for enormous glory and modest prizes.

This Slam will feature two-rounds with the said  3-minute time limit for writers and performers! Make it through the first to get to the second! 

The Slammaster says that music is encouraged, and “covers” are okay if identified as such; even group performances are eligible for the fabulous prizes!

Audience members, chosen at random, will score the performances.
The Grand Prize is Free admission for two to an LNT show of your choice.  

Yes, this is Anything Goes, AND it’s an all-ages event, so discretion is required.

Can the single voice of an impassioned poet outscore a harp and guitar duet, a juggling linguist, or a rapping martial artist? come and Find out!

Brought to you by Lost Nation Theater and Kellogg Hubbard Library's Poem City.  

Friday, April 26 at 7pm  at Lost Nation Theater


IT'S FREE!  (Donations gratefully accepted.)
No need to reserve, just come to the door!*
(You can reserve here if you like!)
Sign up to perform at Box Office when you "check in"

**also please note, that currently city hall's elevator remains inoperable due to damage sustained during the july floods. We will be recording and attempting to live-stream the Slam.
We're deeply sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this emergency situation.

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Geof Hewitt won Vermont's poetry slam championship in 2004 (by one-tenth of a point). There hasn't been a Vermont championship since, so he continues to brag that he is "Vermont's Reigning Poetry Slam Champion."

He has been writing and publishing poems since his high-school days; his books are in good libraries, at better bookstores and available from the trunk of his car: just ask! Geof serves as slammaster at gatherings throughout New England, and often visits Vermont schools to spread the magic of writing and performing. He lives in Calais with his wife Janet. They have two grown children and two grandsons.

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