4th Annual Poetry Slam @the Snite


Location: Snite Museum of Art

4th Annual Poetry Slam @the Snite


Poets interested in competing may register by March 22nd by emailing Coleen Hoover hoover.14@nd.edu and providing name and contact information. Only registered poets will be considered for the competition, and the randomly selected competitors will be announced at the event. A poetry slam is a competitive event in which individual poets perform their work and are judged by random members of the audience. The rules for the competition are simple. Poems can be on any subject and in any style but must be original creations of the performers. Each poem must take less than three minutes to perform, and these performances may not use props, costumes, musical accompaniment, or memorization aids. Each poet will go through two rounds of performances. Judges are selected from the audience to rate each performed poem on the basis of the presentation of the poem and its content. In each of the two rounds of scoring, the highest and lowest of the judges’ scores are thrown out, and a tabulator calculates each contestant’s score. The third round consists of the top 5 scores (competitors) from round one and two.

An open mic session will kick the event off from 5 – 5:30 p.m., with the Slam starting at 5:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to all. All Museum galleries will be open for viewing. Free parking is available in the B1 lot south of the football stadium after 4:00 p.m.

The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

The Snite Museum of Art is located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, near South Bend, Indiana. Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Driving directions and parking information are available at http://www.nd.edu/visitors/campus-map/.

The Snite Museum of Art provides opportunities to enjoy, respond to, learn from, and be inspired by original works of art. As an integral unit of the University of Notre Dame, the Museum supports teaching and research; furthers faith-based initiatives for greater internal diversity and service to the external community; and reflects the traditions and values of the University.