"The House Slam” at the Haley House Café (12 Dade Street, Boston, 02119) is Boston’s New Poetry Slam venue located in the heart of Dudley Square. The venue offers awesome food, an open mic, a featured poet and a poetry slam every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

The venue is free of cost and welcoming to all (18+). 

Doors/Seating Open at 6:30pm
Poetry Slam begins at 7:15pm (sign-up upon arrival)
Featured Poet begins at 8:45pm
Open Mic begins at 9:20pm (sign-up upon arrival)

Please bring your ID's. This is an 18+ venue.

Parking in the area is free and plentiful— The House Slam is also extremely accessible via Orange Line, Silver Line, and numerous bus routes. 
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ABOUT THE SLAM: 
- Sign-up upon arrival
- Eight (8) poets in the slam
- Random draw for the 1st round
- 2nd & 3rd round poets perform high to low (scores)
-Winner receives $50


ABOUT THE OPEN MIC:
- Sign-up upon arrival
- 10 open mic slots (with a short wait-list)
- 3 minutes on the mic

QUALIFYING FOR THE 2018 TEAM? 
-We have entered what we call "Slam Season."
QUALIFIER SEASON FOR THE 2018 HOUSE SLAM TEAM BEGINS September 8, 2017 and goes through to March 9, 2018

-Individuals who place 1st in a slam during this time will be automatically qualified to compete for a spot on our 2017 National Poetry Slam Team.

- Individuals who place 2nd do not have a guaranteed spot; but they have a chance to qualify as well. 

AFTER YOU QUALIFY FOR THE 2018 TEAM: 
- Congratulate yourself.

- Prepare to compete with a 4-minute poem; a 2-minute poem; and a 1-minute poem on March 23, 2018. Make sure one of these poems have never been performed at the venue.

- Finals consists of three 3-minute poems. Make sure one of these poems have never been performed at the venue.

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MORE ABOUT THE HOUSE SLAM: 
houseslamboston.org


MORE ABOUT THE HALEY HOUSE:
http://www.haleyhouse.org/

CONGRATULATION TO Kofi Dadzie WHO PLACED 5th at the 2017 Individual World Poetry in Spokane, Washington. 



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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 HOUSE SLAM TEAM. We love you and so excited that you have represented our community at the National Poetry Slam in Denver, CO this summer! Congratulations in placing 3rd out of 80 teams!!!!

ALL HAIL:
Kofi Dadzie
Marshall Gripp Gillson
Zenaida Elena
Angelica Maria Aguilera