2013 Individual World Poetry Slam
Oct. 3-5. Spokane hosts artists from around the country and world come to the Inland Northwest for this performance poetry competition featuring 72 of the top poets from across North America and beyond. Poets perform in four rounds over two nights of preliminary competition and are judged by members of the audience chosen at random. The top 12 poets compete in Finals at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 7-10 p.m., tickets $25. In addition to the competition, this year’s event also includes 21 side events that are open to the public, including open mics, showcases, panel discussions, and workshops. Visit iwps.poetryslam.com for locations and times.