A new open and mic and poetry slam series gets off the ground this week at the Canvas. Organized by Christy NaMee Eriksen, who recently opened a weekly Haiku stand at the Canvas, and Na Haan, the poetry slam is planned for every third Friday of every month, beginning this Friday, Oct. 15.
Sign-up for the evening starts at 6 p.m., open mic begins at 6:30 p.m. and the poetry slam starts at 7:30 p.m. The featured guest for the first event will be hip-hop artist By-Polar, who will perform from 7-7:15 p.m.¿
All poems must be original work and under five minutes in length. All ages and all levels of ability are welcome.
Compete in the poetry slam for a chance to win $25, share some of your work during open mic, or just come out to listen and show support for the artists. Suggested donation for the event is $5.
For more information, check out the Facebook event invite, www.facebook.com/pages/create.php?campaign_id=368885149649&placement=pgall&extra_1=0#%21/event.php?eid=146798565355922&ref=ts>.