I enjoy curling up with a poetry book on a quiet evening as much as the next gal, but sometimes I just really want the in-your-face performance politics of slam poetry. This Friday, January 20th, Athenaeum in Alexadria will be hosting a poetry slam featuring local Virginia poet, Shelly Bell.
The event is free (yay!) with the opportunity for interested attendees to participate in the open mic for $10. Slam winners could earn a prize of $100 for first, $50 for second, and $25 for third. This is an awesome way to enjoy the company of fellow spoken word artists, get active and inspired, and perhaps make some coin!