When: Sun., Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2014
The name BootSlam may lead your mind to wander to the term “knocking boots,” but we assure you BootSlam is a highly appropriate event for anyone to attend (though SPS always includes the disclaimer “discretion is advised.”) This month, the ongoing night of competitive performance poetry at cozy Boots Bakery & Lounge offers a new twist — poets get one extra point for performing a “world premiere poem” — one that’s never been performed before — in the first round. Other rules are the same. Poets have three minutes to perform an original work, hoping to impress five judges randomly chosen from the audience. BootSlam is open to anyone with enough guts.
Price: $5 to compete; $5 audience (suggested donation)