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Annual Attleboro Arts Museum Poetry Slam: Friday, May 19, 2017

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Neiel Israel, Em Taylor, Zeke Russell, Brandon Melendez, Mckendy Fils-Aimé. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Neiel Israel, Em Taylor, Zeke Russell, Brandon Melendez, Mckendy Fils-Aimé. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Friday, May 19, 2017
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
6:30 sign-ups, 7:00 open mic, 7:45ish poetry slam
FREE show for all ages

more details at the Attleboro Arts Museum website

The Boston Poetry Slam has presented a free poetry slam in conjunction with the Attleboro Arts Museum annually since 2007! This year’s special event will feature the Boston Poetry Slam Team, the House Slam, the Seven Hills Slam from Worcester, and an open mic featuring YOU, hosted by BPS SlamMaster Simone Beaubien. As always, the show is held in the main room of the Museum at 86 Park St. in Attleboro, and the event is free of charge. For the second year in a row, this event is generously made possible by funding from the Attleboro accounting firm Castro, Thresher and Oliviera, P.C.!

This year’s event will reprise the high-energy show format from 2015 and 2016: an open mic for members of the Attleboro community and beyond will kick off the night. After the open mic, teams from the Boston Poetry Slam, the House Slam, and the Seven Hills Slam will go head-to-head-to-head in a performance poetry exhibition! These three freshly selected teams will be shaking out their metaphors in preparation for their trip to the National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado this August.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is located at 86 Park St. in Attleboro, Mass., just a short walk from the Attleboro stop on the Providence/Boston line of the Commuter Rail. Signups for the open mic begin at 6:30pm, with the open mic starting at 7:00. A poetry slam featuring teams from Boston, Providence, and Worcester will begin at the end of the open mic, around 7:45. The show is all ages and admission is free.