Thursday, April 13 Olympia’s eight top-ranking performance poets went head to head in Olympia’s biggest poetry event for one of four spots on the 2017 Olympia Poetry Slam Team.
The winning team of Dan Evans, Rachel Greene, Brian McCracken and Taylor Bereiter will travel to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver, CO. Olympia People’s Mic sponsors a weekly spoken word poetry community, and the Olympia Poetry Grand Slam highlights accomplished poets who have competed in slams throughout its 2016-17 season.
For three years, Olympia People’s Mic has nurtured the creative writing and performance skills of Olympia poets and sent representatives to national poetry events. Old Growth Poetry Collective is raising money to help send the Slam Team to Colorado—a link to contribute is www.paypal.me/ogpoetrycollective.
Brian McCracken, Olympia People’s Mic Slammaster