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Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt

  • Highland Lodge 1608 Craftsbury Road Greensboro, VT, 05841 United States (map)

Get ready for an all-out good time at the Highland Lodge as we celebrate National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam, hosted by Geof Hewitt! Slam sign-ups start at 6:30 pm and the Slam starts at 7 pm. Whether you are bringing poems or planning on staying in the audience, grab some pub food and beverages at the Highland Lodge bar and get ready for some literary fun!

What’s a poetry slam?*

Geof Hewitt's guide to Slam Poetry!

Geof Hewitt's guide to Slam Poetry!

Poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, invented in the 1980s by Marc Smith, a Chicago construction worker. Poets perform their own work and are judged Olympic-style by randomly selected members of the audience.

What’s the difference between an open mic and a poetry slam?*

Open mic performers have one stage opportunity to earn a round of applause. Slammers perform original poems in a scored competition, judged by 5 randomly-chosen audience members. In elimination bouts, the highest scoring poets proceed to a second, and sometimes a third round, in hopes of earning a prize.  

Slam FAQ's:

-A three-round, elimination bout!

-So ... be prepared with three original poems.

-A three-minute time limit applies to all poems.

-Slammers may perform from memory or with the manuscript in hand.  

- Winner will receive a surprise prize!

*from the Boston Poetry Slam Website

$10 - $15 Suggested Donation

Questions? Call 802.533.9370 or email

Geof Hewitt author of 4 books of poems and Vermont's reigning poetry slam champion, offers readings of his poems, serves as slammaster/host for school and community-wide poetry slams, and leads writing workshops for all ages above third grade.