Tonight’s the night the top-ranked slam poets in town compete to rep Pittsburgh at the National Poetry Slam
, this August in Oakland, Calif.
The Pittsburgh Poetry Collective
's Grand Slam, at the Union Project, features 13 competitive poets including Victoria Shineman, Adriana Ramirez, Jesse Welch, Tera McIntosh, Mo Christ and many more.
Tickets are $10-15 ($8 for students) and are available here
Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is BYOB with limited free drinks and food available.
The Union Project
is located at 801 N. Negley Ave., in Highland Park.
Also of note: Next Tuesday, the Poetry Collective launches its Summer Slam Series, with cash prizes for poetry at Capri Pizzeria and Bar, at 6001 Penn Ave., in East Liberty. The series continues every Tuesday. The cover is $5. More info is here