Blog Written By: Miraclejoy “MJ” Curtis
Look forward to powerful, enticing and provocative words spoken at Central Washington University’s 2nd Annual Women’s Poetry Slam. This is an event that you’d typically pay for, trust me! But it’s free and open for everyone to attend.
It’s not your typical slam, the atmosphere will be set with a tall stage, back drop of fluorescent lighting, music, snapping of the finger and cheer-ons from the crown as the women recite their poem of their truth.
Last year, I was a participant and boy, I’ll tell ya, what an inspiring experience. Thinking back to my first time, I was quivering as I stepped onto the stage to speak my reality of being a woman in a time of grief and vulnerability. But I stood with confidence and found power within to share a piece of myself with my fellow wildcats.
This year, the Women’s Poetry Slam is a going to feature tap-dancing, live paintings, a Beyoncé piece, and even a dance party after the performances of each poet.
“It will be fun and invigorating to hear people from this school speak their truth. The atmosphere will be an open and real space for folks to be themselves.” says Taylor Boteilho, event coordinator.
Mark your calendars for May 11, at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Ballroom. For more information please contact Taylor Boteilho, Student Programmer, CDSJ via email at Taylor.Boteilho@cwu.edu
Check out this recap video of last year’s poetry slam!