Joel Fluent Greene & Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts Proudly Present:THE $500 BIG MONEY POETRY SLAM #712 Poets, Only 1 Winner. HOSTED BY JOEL FLUENT GREENEW/ DJ EQUADJoin us SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH @ Aretha's Jazz Cafe for an event you'll have to witness for yourself! Detroit's most popular slam series is BACK with another fun event. *POET REGISTRATION FEE IS $20. Scroll to the bottom for full details."FIRST PLACE: -$500 CASH AND -A May 2020 featured performance opportunity at Salon 127, an open mic series held at Hughes House in Harlem, NYC. This is the brownstone where legendary Harlem Renaissance poet, Langston Hughes spent the last 20 years of his life. An AMAZING opportunity sponsored by I, Too Arts Collective; a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts. For more information about I, Too, Arts Collective and Hughes House, visit: http://www.itooarts.com/Saturday, November 9th, 2019Aretha's Jazz Cafe350 Madison, Downtown Detroit Doors 6PM. Showtime 8PM SHARP.-$15 Advance admission-$20 Door admission. -$50 Reserved table for 2-$100 Reserved table for 4This one will be epic. BE THERE.------------------------------------RULES & DETAILS. 12 poets.$20 registration fee. NO REFUNDS (Show up!)3 rounds (please be prepared to perform at least 4 poems total in case of a tie in the final round) Must use original poems. No time limit per poem. NO PROPS ALLOWED.THERE IS NO CENSORSHIP.There will be 3 pre-selected judges. Judges will remain a secret until event day.Slam will be scored using the decimal system. Ex: 8.7Highest score allowed is 10.First round will include all 12 poets.Second round will consist of the top 6 highest scoring poets from round one, eliminating the bottom 6Third round will consist of the top 3 highest scoring poets from round 2, eliminating the bottom 3. All poets must arrive NO LATER than 7:30PM day of show. Late arrival = LOSING YOUR SPOT.Slam starts at 8PM SHARP.Performers do not receive comp guests. All attendees that aren't competing must pay the required cover charge.