Word Sprout is so excited to announce it's newest series: OUTspoken!, the brand spanking shiny new queer open mic in the Twin Cities. OUTspoken! is run by two fabulous poets Paul Canada and Nikolas Martell. It'll be taking place at the fabulous Fox Egg Gallery on 37th and Chicago. They do some really cool things there, so check them out. The first show will be Octobery 9th from 7:30-9:30 featuring 2013 National Slam Team Poet Renee Schminkey. We believe this will quickly become a coveted space for words in the Twin
The story slam started it's 4 year last night! How exciting. We are officially still going as the longest running story slam in Minnesota. The theme for the evening was Liberated! and the storytellers did not disappoint. We heard true tales of losing loved ones, of sinking into depression, of murder, of floating, of being free enough not to wear underwear! What a night. We also kicked off the season with a tie for first place.
1st Places Amy Salloway and Kate Bailey
3rd Place Renee
Also, I promised to make a decree about how we are going to handle tie-breakers in the future, so here it is:
If there is a tie for 1st-3rd place the first way to break the tie will be to look if a person got a time penalty.
If they did, they will take the lower place. In the case of a 1st or 2nd place tie, we will only declare 3 winners to advance to semi-finals, so third place will be bumped out of the prize and advancement running. In the case of a 3rd place tie with a time penalty a person will fall to 4th and not be an official placer for the evening, nor will they advance to semi-finals.
If the competitors in the tie did not get a time penalty, or they both got time penalties we will do a one sentence story death match on the theme for the next month. Storytellers will get two minutes to right their one sentence story, then the judges will choose between them both to declare who will get the top spot they were tied for and who will place one lower. Whoa.
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