Watermark Art Center’s second 2019 Poetry Slam will take place July 10 at 8 p.m. at Red Stu Breakfast Bar in downtown Bemidji. The slam will feature contestants reciting original poetry in three rounds of competition, with prize money for the top three finishers. The first place winner will receive $100!

Admission is free and audience members are encouraged to let their opinions on both the poetry and the judging be known. Judges are selected from the audience and score each point reading on a 1-10 point system.

Poets who wish to participate should prepare three original poems, none exceeding three minutes. Pre-register to read by calling Watermark at 218-444-7570. Same-day registration is available in advance of the event, but space may be full.

The 2019 Poetry Slam is a three-part series. Details for the third and final slam will be coming soon!


This exhibit is also made possible, in part, by funding from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowment.