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Open Slam and Open Mic hosted by Von!
February 20 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm $5
Join us for an Open Slam!
(First Come-First Served – 8 Slam Spots – 6 Open Mic Spots)
Cash Prize for the Winner!
Poets slamming tonight may read poems on any subject or in any style they choose!
3 Rounds – 3 Minute Time Limit Per Poem!
Poets competing in tonight’s slam will earn points towards our Slam Season Finale show, The Steel City GRAND SLAM, which is where we will select our 2018 team of poets to represent Pittsburgh at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL!
All slamming poets receive – 1 point
Before the slam from 6:00-7:30pm there will be a free writing circle for poets of all ages,, facilitated by one of Steel City’s certified Youth Educators. For more information please visit the Young Steel facebook page at
The Steel City Slam is a Free Speech Zone! Poets may say whatever they like on our mic! This means you may hear: cuss words, mature themes, or difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. HOWEVER, we remind the audience they ALSO have the power of free speech, and are encouraged to respond accordingly to content presented on the mic. We advise our poets and audience to be respectful to one another and engage each other in conversation about the content of the poetry and behaviour presented on and off our stage.
Steel City is Certified as a Poetry Slam Inc Venue and a Fiscally Sponsored Project of PSI (501c3)