Welcome to Austin Poetry Slam!
You have found Austin’s premiere showcase of slam poetry! We hold a show every Tuesday and Sunday night at the Spider House Ballroom on 29th Street (see the map).
Time: Doors/Sign-up at 7:15pm, Draw at 8pm, Slam Starts at 8:15pm
Price: $6 on Tuesday nights for regular slams, and occasionally $8 or $10 on special nights, such as Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, IWPS Finals, WOWPS Finals, Slam Bowl or the Nationals Slam Scrimmage.
Slamming: Poets wanting to slam on Tuesdays must qualify via our Sunday Show Funnel (i.e., won on Sunday), or must have slammed in a national context before (i.e., performed on an NPS, CUPSI, BNV or etc., team or in our Semi-Finals last year). If you are new to poetry slam, try Sunday!
Time: Doors/Sign-up at 4:30pm, Draw at 4:45pm, Slam Starts at 5pm
Price: $4 every week, ($3 with a student ID).
Slamming: The Sunday slam is open sign-up to poets not eligible for Tuesdays.
Anywho, our 2016/2017 season currently has the following dates for these big shows:
Slam Bowl: Tuesday, 6/1/16
Quarter Finals #1: Tuesday, 6/28/16
NPS Slam Scrimmage: Tuesday, 7/26/16
IWPS Finals: Tuesday, 8/30/16
Quarter Finals #2: Tuesday, 10/4/16
Duet Slam: Tuesday, 11/15/16
WOWPS Finals: Tuesday, 11/29/16
Quarter Finals #3: Tuesday, 1/3/17
Quarter Finals #4: Tuesday, 3/21/17
Semi-Finals: Tuesday, 3/28/17
2016 Slam Finals at the State Theater: Friday, 4/1/16
Our most active social media channel is Facebook. Find us here: Austin Slam on Facebook.
Congratulations to our 2016 APS team for advancing to Semi-Finals at NPS this year, and to our sister slam, Austin Neo-Soul, taking 4th place overall at the 2016 National Poetry Slam!
APS 2016: Mal, Soups, SC Says, Chucky Black, Jomar Valentin, and Doc (Coach).
2016 Austin Neo-Soul: Professor J, B-Fran, Teresa Johnson, Christopher Michael, Glori B, and John Crow.