Kick off National Poetry Month with this classic poetry slam | State of Art

(Image courtesy of Camille Conte)

In honor of National Poetry Month, broadcaster and poetry lover, Camille Conte, is organizing a poetry slam on Tuesday, April 2 at Main Event Grill. She was part of the Alaska Poetry League in the 90s and has a long history with poetry slams. Conte says the slam will follow classic rules with three judged elimination rounds culminating in cash prizes and an audience favorite award. The stable of recognizable judges includes: Aaron Leggett, President the of Native Village of Ekultna, TV meteorologist, Jackie Purcell, political pundit and podcast host, Andrew Halcro, Eddie “P” Parker, host of “The Venue,” Vered Mares, owner of The Writer’s Block and Olympian Rosey Fletcher.

Tuesday, April 2 @ Main Event Grill
6 p.m. Doors open
6-6:30 p.m. Poet signup
7 p.m. Slam start

Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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