May Poetry Slam and Open Mic to be held at Auke Bay Firehouse

The Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam, which became a traveling operation a few months back, will set up camp this month at the Auke Bay Firehouse. This will be the slam’s first event in Auke Bay.

Hosted by Nahaan and Christy NaMee Eriksen, the Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam is a monthly open mic and poetry slam open to writers and performers of all ages and abilities. All are invited to come share poetry, songs and talents, or to listen and cheer others on. Those who wish to compete in the slam should bring three original poems; the winner takes home $25 cash.

Friday’s event will feature a special guest DJ, DJ Judo.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, with sign-up beginning at 6 p.m. The fire station is located at 11900 Glacier Highway, and additional parking is available at the post office across the street.

Originally held at the Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery, the slam has been switching venues every month since February. Co-organizer Eriksen said at that time that she hoped the rotating venue would increase the network of people involved in the slam, and that she was excited about the possibilities for expanding its reach even further.

For more on Woosh Kinaadeiyí, visit their Facebook page (


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