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Open Mic Poetry Slam

Celebrating life in words. Co-sponsored by RPL and Rockford Certified Slam

This event is free to attend and repeats on the third Tuesday of every month at 6PM in the Nordlof Center. The format is comprised of an open mic followed by a poetry slam. You do not need to sign up prior to the event for either the open mic or the poetry slam. There are no rules for the open mic except that your performance must be under ten minutes; you do not have to perform poetry at the open mic. To participate in the poetry slam, the rules are as follows. You must bring two poems of under three minutes each. They must be original works written by the competitor. No costumes, props, or musical accompaniment are permitted. Three randomly chosen judges from the audience will give each poem a score from zero to ten. The top three poets from the first round will then advance to the second round. Cheesy dollar store prizes will be awarded accordingly. New performers are always welcome.

TAGS: | Cultural |

Nordlof Center

Phone: 815-987-6614
Branch manager
MaryPat Muzzarelli

Mon, Oct 03 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Tue, Oct 04 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Wed, Oct 05 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Thu, Oct 06 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Fri, Oct 07 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Sat, Oct 08 6:00AM to 11:30PM
Sun, Oct 09 6:00AM to 11:30PM

About the library

Welcome to Rockford’s newest cultural, arts and community resource. Located at 118 N. Main St., Rockford, the 30,000-square-foot facility provides a multi-use performance and classroom venue for the region’s performing arts, community events, and technology training needs. The entire building is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi access. Inside you’ll find the 280-seat J.R. Sullivan Theater, multiple meeting and classrooms and the state-of-the-art Walmart Computer Classroom.

Upcoming events

Wed, Oct 05, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Wed, Oct 05, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Thu, Oct 06, 9:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Computer Classroom

Thu, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Sat, Oct 08, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Mon, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Walmart Computer Classroom

Tue, Oct 11, 9:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Computer Classroom

Wed, Oct 12, 9:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Computer Classroom

Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Thu, Oct 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Computer Classroom

Sat, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Sun, Oct 16, 1:00pm - 9:30pm
Rehearsal Room

Tue, Oct 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Tue, Oct 25, 11:00am - 2:00pm
J.R. Sullivan Theater

Sun, Oct 30, 1:00pm - 9:30pm
Rehearsal Room