Students are planning the first ever poetry slam at Red Lion Area Senior High School. Senior Nikki Einsig had the idea to hold a poetry slam for high school students to be held on Apr. 17 in the high school auditorium.
The event has been named ‘The Slam.’
“There is a lot of events and opportunities for people in the art and musical organizations at Red Lion and there needed to be something for people who enjoy writing, like a creative outlet,” Einsig said.
To participate in ‘The Slam’ one must attend the audition that will be held after school on Mar. 26 and 27 in room D113. Anyone wanting to perform must sign up for the audition outside of Mrs. Shultz room, D113. Auditions are mandatory.
‘The Slam’ will take place in the high school’s auditorium on Apr. 10 at 6:00 pm. Arriving early is recommended.
‘The Slam’ is a school function; therefore there have been rules and guidelines set forth by Mrs. Shultz, The Slam advisor.
The rules and guidelines are as follows, all pieces must be original (spoken or sung), must be school appropriate (language and performance), and should be three minutes or less in length. Performers are expected to be polite and respectful,
For those who have no idea what to expect when it comes to a poetry slam, Einsig shared her take on what a poetry slam is really about. “It’s intended to be upbeat and high energy. Audience participation is important. They’re basically the judges.”
A workshop will also be taking place on Mar. 19, 20 in room D113. The workshop is separate from ‘The Slam’ but is similar in its purpose. There is a sign up sheet for the workshop outside of D113.