Friday, November 18, 2011

Poetry Slam!

The 9th Annual Poetry Slam! is tonight 5:30-7pm at Town Hall at Eighth and Seneca!

The event will feature more than 160 elementary school students from Seattle’s underserved neighborhoods performing their own original works of poetry. The Slam will showcase poets from Bailey Gatzert, Dunlap, Highland Park, Maple and Roxhill Elementary Schools.

Tonight's Event will be hosted by Matt Gaschk, Digital Media Writer for the Seattle Sounders FC and feature Sounders FC player Lamar Neagle as a guest speaker. There will also be a very special guest performance from Matt Gano, Performance Poet and Artist in Residence at Seattle Arts and Lectures, Writers in the Schools program.


Town Hall is conveniently located at Eighth Avenue and Seneca Street. Town Hall’s location offers easy access to and from the I-5 freeway. There is a large pay lot immediately adjacent to Town Hall; enter the parking lot from Seventh Avenue, Spring or Seneca Streets.

The Washington State Convention Center Main Garage is located 2 blocks north of Town Hall on 8th Ave. This garage is available both daytime ($8 all day) and evenings ($4 after 5pm) with a special voucher you can get from Town Hall. Just ask a member of the Town Hall staff for a voucher while you are here attending an event and receive the discount when you leave the garage. Please note: vouchers are only available for use while attending events at Town Hall.

Additionally, several commercial parking lots are located within 1.5 blocks of Town Hall’s front door. Landmarks are: Washington State Convention Center, two blocks north; Freeway Park, just to the northwest; I-5 freeway, 1.5 blocks west, Virginia Mason Medical Center, one block east; and First Presbyterian Church, one block south.

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