Calling all poets to the 8th Annual Poetry Slam Competition

NORWICH Colorscape is looking for poets for the 8th Annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival Poetry Slam, which takes place at a new time this year at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Blarney Stone Pub at 26 South Broad Street in downtown Norwich.

The Poetry Slam kicks off at 7 p.m. with a free performance by former National Individual Slam Champion and former International Slam Champion Gayle Danley.

I know people are going to be very impressed with Gayle, especially people who have never experienced performance poetry, says Richard Bernstein, poet, teacher, and poetry slam organizer. Gayle was once even featured on CBS 60 Minutes.

Each year, the Colorscape Poetry Slam brings in outstanding, nationally-renown performance poets. And this year is no different.

Winning her first public speaking contest in 7th grade, Gayle Danley went on as an adult to win the National Slam Poetry Championship in 1994, and to be crowned the International Slam Poet Champion in Heidelberg, Germany in 1996.

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