Slam! Slam! Slam!

Flagstaff Poetry Slam (FlagSlam)

Poets compete using their unique performance/storytelling style to recite their poems on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

  • Each poem must be of the poet's own creation
  • A Slam bout will usually last 3 rounds so poets need 3 poems each
  • Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem, if the poet goes over, points will be deducted from the total score
  • The poet may not use props, costumes, or musical instruments
Five people picked randomly from the audience judge the poems on a scale of 0-10. The high and low scores are dropped and the rest are added together.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 
Starting the End of Jan.
Signup 7:30 pm
Competition Starts at 8:00 pm

Not Quite Ready to Compete?

Every Monday at 7:30, Lily Davan hosts an open mic for poets at the Awa Kava bar218 S San Francisco St Flagstaff. This is a really relaxed space, with folks sitting on couches sipping kava or coffee and passing a microphone around. Open to all!

Sign Up at 7 pm
Readings Start at 7:30 pm

  • Flagstaff Brewing Co. has an open mic for poets and prose writers every Tuesday without the pressure of being a feature or in a competition. Improve your skill at reading in public.
16 E. Route 66
Sign-ups open at 7 pm
Show starts at 7:20 pm

Flagstaff's current Youth Poet Laureate Micaela Merryman hosts a curated reading series of local writers, mostly poetry.

Second Friday of the Month
Starts at 6 pm

Want Even More Poetry?

The Cinder Skies Reading Series (formerly The Narrow Chimney Reading Series) offers a hybrid online/in-person reading series from MFA students in Creative Writing at NAU and "established" authors. All genres. Free to access. 

For authors, Cinder Skies is a chance to try new ideas and see how they land with an audience. For listeners, it’s a chance to become inspired by others and engage authors directly, a chance that evades the solitary reader. The people brought together under Cinder Skies are primarily authors, but they come from various places. While the readings have traditionally been in-person, COVID demanded the format expand to include virtual events as well. Recent online forums showcased readers from California to Carolina. Still, Cinder Skies consistently draws on the inkwell of NAU talent.

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