ILL LIST 15 Poetry Slam Invitational presented by Modesto View
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Run Time: 120 min.
The highly anticipated and most prestigious poetry slam competition in California is back for its 15th anniversary, featuring a line-up of past ILL LIST winners! So this really is the best of the best poets in America!
Renowned spoken word artists, national and international slam poetry champions— many having appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Verses & Flow, NPR’s Snap Judgment, Button Poetry, and elsewhere in the media—will converge in downtown Modesto at the historic State Theatre for an entertaining and inspiring night of poetry, which has sold out every year! (So don’t wait to get tickets!)
Through three rounds of original spoken word poetry, witness poets match metaphors and battle rhyme for rhyme on their quest for $1,500 in cash prizes and the right to be crowned “ILL LIST Champion.”
Randomly selected judges from the audience will award points to poets based
on the strength of their poems and the quality of their performance. Audience participation is essential. Laughter, tears, applause, and inspiration are sure to be had by all who attend this world-class literary boxing match. Come be inspired!
This is a Free Speech event.
Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:30 p.m.