WeSlam and QueerWes present:
This Saturday. 7:30 PM. Alpha Delt main floor. Featuring Cameron Awkward-Rich and Sam Sax.
WeSLAM is back from spring break with a tan and a shorter attention span. Get ready for our second ever Short Poem Slam.
The rounds will go like this:
1st round: 1 minute poem
2nd round: 30 second poem
3rd round: 15 second poem (remember, haikus exist)
But that’s not all. The incredibly talented Cam Awkward-Rich (Wes ’11) and Sam Sax, also known as the Gay Pride Poetry Tour, will be featuring with a set of poetry that you do not want to miss.
In 2012, Cameron Awkward-Rich represented bay area venues at the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and made final stage in the latter two. Usually, you can find Cam on the train somewhere between his home in Oakland and Stanford University, where he is pursuing a PhD from the program in Modern Thought and Literature.
Sam Sax is a Michener fellow at UT Austin. He is Oakland’s first two-time queer Grand Slam Champion and Bay Area’s first Unified Grand Slam Champion. He has performed everywhere; from universities and slams to basements and alleyways. Sam now conducts workshops for queer youth at risk.
Come hear their mind blowing poetry. And some shortpoems. They will be short.
*If you’re interested in participating in the Short Poem Slam, send WeSLAM an e-mail (at WeSLAM.firstname.lastname@example.org) between 5 PM on Wednesday and 5 PM on Friday.
Facebook event here.
P.S. Cameron is a personal hero of my and everyone should attend because he is THE BEST (and I bet Sam is pretty great too). See you there!