Lauren Banka is a writer, artist, and founding member of the acclaimed Washington University in St. Louis poetry community. She has performed and competed across the country, and was a finalist for the 2012 Rhysling Award and the 2013 Write Bloody Open Book Competition. Ground-breaking author Lesléa Newman called Banka “…the most fearless queer poet I have come across in a very long time.” For more information, visit laurenbanka.com or like her Facebook artist page.
Come to Lauren’s workshop at 6:30pm ($5 – $10) and get into the slam for free. What a deal!
An Open Slam, Warm People, and Good Drinks.
Seattle’s 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Representative
In an amazing 4 round slam of the top female poets in Seattle, Nikkita took first place in the Seattle Finals and is headed to Minneapolis to rep our fine city at the WOWPS Championships.
an album created by poets of the Seattle Slam Community produced by Steven Clough
Featuring some of Seattle’s favorite poets: Danny Sherrard, Matt Gano, Anis Mojgani, Roberto Ascalon, Daemond Arrindell, Karen Finneyfrock, Jodie Knowles, Tara Hardy, Jack McCarthy, Greg Brisendine, Rajnii Eddins, Buddy Wakefield and Amber Flame.[...]
The Seattle Poetry Grand Slam is the final verbal throwdown of the year, where the best poets in the area will compete against each other to see who will make the team that will represent Seattle at the national championships this summer.
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