Oh, hello there, extremely full basement bar! We had no idea so many people were craving increased pettiness in their lives this week: about a hundred, it turns out, or at least that’s how many piled into the Cantab this Wednesday to get their fill of non-earth-shattering, non-world-changing, wildly unimportant poetry. The first round was a barnburner with six poets jostling for the big two-point pettiness bonus; after three rounds, the night’s big winner (with an over-30 total!) was torrin greathouse, who earned a little money for art and eternal glory that lasts all the way until our next slam. Oh, our next slam: mark your calendars/star charts for December 19, when local celebrity Myles Taylor will host our first-ever Astrology Slam!
Next week: after the excitement of this week, we sure hope your papers are turned in and your deadlines are met early enough for you to skip out of your usual Wednesday afternoon obligations… Our doors will open at 5:30 sharp for a generative writing workshop with the elusive-and-very-awesome Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah! The workshop will last until 7pm, after which we’ll throw the doors open again for our usual 8:00 open mic and a 10:00ish feature from Emmanuel.