Jun 13 - 14 2014
2014 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Tournament and Festival

2014 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Tournament and Festival

Presented by Expressions-EWCOC (and Houston VIP Poetry Slam) and DiverseWorks at Various locations around Houston

Expressions-EWCOC (and Houston VIP Poetry Slam) and DiverseWorks present the 2014 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Tournament and Festival, June 13 & 14.

The Southwest Shootout is a regional poetry slam tournament and showcase with artists representing the greater Southwest United States. Twenty-five teams from the southwest descend on Houston this summer to prove who is the biggest poetic baddie of them all.

Featuring the following teams: Albuquerque Poetry Slam, Red Dirt Poetry Slam (Oklahoma City, OK), Meta-four Houston, Eclectic Truth (Baton Rouge, LA), Austin Neo-Soul, Backup Plan (Baton Rouge, LA), Austin Poetry Slam, UrbSLAM (St. Louis, MO), Laredo Border Slam, Dallas Poetry Slam, Team Gravy Poetry Slam (Killeen, TX), The Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot (San Antonio, TX), The Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team, Mic Check (Bryan, TX), Slam New Orleans, Hear Here (Colorado) and Houston VIP Slam.

In addition to offering lively nights of competitive slam poetry, the Southwest Shootout will offer writing workshops and open mics for participating teams and the general public.

Please visit www.houstonvipslam.com/swso for up-to-date information, team bios, festival tickets and passes, and a complete schedule of events.

This project is funded by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

Partners: Expressions-EWCOC, DiverseWorks, Houston VIP Slam Team, Awakenings, Inc., Writers in the Schools, Poets & Writers, Buffalo Bayou Brewery, Table 19, New Living, Red Rocket Houston, Vinyl Edge, Boomtown Coffee

Admission Info

Workshops and Open Mics: $5 at the door
Preliminary Bouts: $10
Finals Pass: $20

Festival Passes:
The Outlaw: $60
The Outlaw is an all-access pass and covers entrance to workshops, bouts, side events, late-nite events, and finals.

The Partner: $45
The Partner pass covers entrance to preliminary bouts and workshops throughout the festival.

Phone: 951-505-2874

Dates & Times

2014/06/13 - 2014/06/14

Additional time info:

Friday, June 13:  
Workshops begin at 11 am; Preliminary Slams begin at 7 pm; Indy Slams begin at 9 pm; late nite events begin at 10 pm

Saturday, June 14:
Workshops begin at 10 am; Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Finals begin at 7 pm; Afterparty sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewery at 10 pm

Visit the website for schedule details.

Location Info

Various locations around Houston

Various, Houston, TX 77001