THIS THURSDAY!!! See you there?

THIS THURSDAY!!! See you there?

QUALIFYING SLAM SERIES ANNOUNCED

MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS & R.E.T.R.O. PRESENT:

— The 2012 QUALIFYING SLAM SERIES! —

Watch poets compete for spots in the 2013 Grand Slam! These qualifiers are the first step in choosing YOUR poetry slam team. The team goes on to challenge other colleges at the national battlefield for college slam: the Collegiate Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). Help choose which poets you want reppin’ the UW this year!

Hosted by Seattle Poetry Slam’s ELA BARTON!

FRIDAY, NOV. 16
ETHNIC CULTURAL THEATRE (3940 BROOKLYN AVE)
ADMISSION: $5/STUDENTS | $7/GENERAL PUBLIC 
(but no one is turned away for lack of funds)
ARRIVE AT 6:30 to sign up, doors at 6:30 for the show, starts at 7!

Accessibility: the ECT is wheelchair accessible.


If you’re interested in competing and want more info, check it: manicmouth.tumblr.com/howtoslam

Save the date for our following qualifying slam at the ECT:
Saturday, Dec. 1st

GRAND SLAM TBA
Hi! Welcome to Manic Mouth Congress. We host open-mics, workshops and poetry slams. Make sure to like our facebook and keep checking here to find out about our next event. Don’t hesitate to email us at manicmouth@gmail.com with any questions!
Check out some of our older events below to get a sense for what we do and why we do it!

Hi! Welcome to Manic Mouth Congress. We host open-mics, workshops and poetry slams. Make sure to like our facebook and keep checking here to find out about our next event. Don’t hesitate to email us at manicmouth@gmail.com with any questions!

Check out some of our older events below to get a sense for what we do and why we do it!

MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS PRESENTS:PROM: THE FINAL OPEN MIC OF THE YEARJoin MMC for our last hurrah of the year… our PROM-THEMED final open mic! This means: dress FANCY, bring a date (if you wish) and as always, bring your poems, stories, jokes, song, dance or skit to share.Cafe Allegro @ 42nd and the Ave (in the alley behind Magus Books)7 - 9 PM (Arrive by 6:30pm to get a seat and to sign up!)This open mic is one of our most crowded of the year, so COME EARLY. See y’all looking your most dapper! ;)—Note: Unfortunately, this space is not wheelchair accessible and not kept scent-free. Our apologies. But we are planning on and hoping to move our open mics to an accessible space for next year. Stay tuned.

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/154967977966844/
MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS PRESENTS:
PROM: THE FINAL OPEN MIC OF THE YEAR

Join MMC for our last hurrah of the year… our PROM-THEMED final open mic! This means: dress FANCY, bring a date (if you wish) and as always, bring your poems, stories, jokes, song, dance or skit to share.

Cafe Allegro @ 42nd and the Ave (in the alley behind Magus Books)
7 - 9 PM (Arrive by 6:30pm to get a seat and to sign up!)

This open mic is one of our most crowded of the year, so COME EARLY. See y’all looking your most dapper! ;)



Note: Unfortunately, this space is not wheelchair accessible and not kept scent-free. Our apologies. But we are planning on and hoping to move our open mics to an accessible space for next year. Stay tuned.

FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/154967977966844/

MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS PRESENTS:"AN UNLIKELY PAIR"!Watch your favorite local musicians, poets, and dancers present their ORIGINAL COLLABORATIONS. Collaborators include Seattle Youth Speaks, BENT Writing Institute, R.E.T.R.O., the Bend-It Collective, the band Feet, and more! We’ve paired over 20 different artists and acts to create 8 unlikely performances. ALSO wish you could’ve come with us to CUPSI? We’re also featuring a 2012 UW POETRY SLAM TEAM SHOWCASE!Join us for our last big event of the year!SUNDAY, MAY 13, 20117 - 9 PM (Doors @6:30)ETHNIC CULTURAL THEATRE (3940 BROOKLYN AVE)ADMISSION: $3/STUDENTS & GENERAL PUBLIC (but no one is turned away for lack of funds)Accessibility: the ECT is wheelchair accessible.
MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS PRESENTS:

"AN UNLIKELY PAIR"!

Watch your favorite local musicians, poets, and dancers present their ORIGINAL COLLABORATIONS. Collaborators include Seattle Youth Speaks, BENT Writing Institute, R.E.T.R.O., the Bend-It Collective, the band Feet, and more! We’ve paired over 20 different artists and acts to create 8 unlikely performances. 

ALSO wish you could’ve come with us to CUPSI? We’re also featuring a 2012 UW POETRY SLAM TEAM SHOWCASE!

Join us for our last big event of the year!

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2011
7 - 9 PM (Doors @6:30)
ETHNIC CULTURAL THEATRE (3940 BROOKLYN AVE)
ADMISSION: $3/STUDENTS & GENERAL PUBLIC (but no one is turned away for lack of funds)

Accessibility: the ECT is wheelchair accessible.
In a few short weeks, your UW Poetry Slam Team is sailing (well, flying) to California to represent YOU nationally at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). That’s right, folks, your honor is at stake on the national stage. So, you better come get a preview before the team sets sail. 
YOUR 2012 UW Slam Team is:Troy OsakiNicole MasangkayErika BleylDavid BjellandAlex RobkinTo celebrate your team and the Send Off Show’s sporty theme, wear a sport jersey of any variety. We’ll be wearing our poetry slam jerseys, obviously. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2012
7 - 9 PM
CAFE ALLEGRO @ 4214 University Way NE

Come support your team and see the pieces the team has been working on since the Grand Slam in January! It’s sure to be a… SLAM DUNK! ;)
—NOTE: There will also a shortened Open Mic in addition to the Team’s feature, so bring your poem, song, dance or jokes to share!
In a few short weeks, your UW Poetry Slam Team is sailing (well, flying) to California to represent YOU nationally at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI). That’s right, folks, your honor is at stake on the national stage. So, you better come get a preview before the team sets sail. 

YOUR 2012 UW Slam Team is:
Troy Osaki
Nicole Masangkay
Erika Bleyl
David Bjelland
Alex Robkin

To celebrate your team and the Send Off Show’s sporty theme, wear a sport jersey of any variety. We’ll be wearing our poetry slam jerseys, obviously. 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12TH, 2012
7 - 9 PM
CAFE ALLEGRO @ 4214 University Way NE
Come support your team and see the pieces the team has been working on since the Grand Slam in January! It’s sure to be a… SLAM DUNK! ;)



NOTE: There will also a shortened Open Mic in addition to the Team’s feature, so bring your poem, song, dance or jokes to share!
SOUND THE ALARMS, MOUTHS! The Spring 2012 Open Mic Series has been announced…

Join Manic Mouth Congress for our weekly Spring open mic series! Play music, sing, spit a poem, or just come to watch. We welcome everyone and remember to bring a friend or two!Every Thursday of the month (except during quarterly breaks and finals weeks!)Cafe Allegro @ 42nd and the Ave (in the alley behind Magus Books)7 - 9 PM Arrive at 6:30PM to sign up for the open mic.Free and open to the public!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266181050132521/

The first open mic will be this coming Thursday, March 29, so come kick off the quarter with us!
Other things are on radar for the Spring: a poetry workshop taught by some local badasses and a collaborative multi-arts with some unlikely combinations… ;)

SOUND THE ALARMS, MOUTHS! The Spring 2012 Open Mic Series has been announced…

Join Manic Mouth Congress for our weekly Spring open mic series! Play music, sing, spit a poem, or just come to watch. We welcome everyone and remember to bring a friend or two!

Every Thursday of the month (except during quarterly breaks and finals weeks!)
Cafe Allegro @ 42nd and the Ave (in the alley behind Magus Books)
7 - 9 PM 
Arrive at 6:30PM to sign up for the open mic.

Free and open to the public!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/266181050132521/

The first open mic will be this coming Thursday, March 29, so come kick off the quarter with us!

Other things are on radar for the Spring: a poetry workshop taught by some local badasses and a collaborative multi-arts with some unlikely combinations… ;)

stay tuned.

Updates for Spring quarter coming very soon. 

Stay Tuned, Mouths. 

New Year’s [Re]solutions.

Happy New Year, Mouths! With the first month of 2012 under our belts, we wanted to let you know what our resolutions are for the new year. We, Manic Mouth Congress, as an arts collective comprised of a diversity of voices and identities, wishes to let its constituents know the goals and hopes that we have for the year(s) to come:

- We hope to move our Open Mic Series to a wheel chair accessible space.

- We hope to work more in collaboration with other organizations (both on and off campus). 

- We hope to figure out better ways to work from an anti-oppression framework as an arts activism collective.

- We hope to better define our mission statement.

- We hope to have a larger space for our Grand Slam (Tacoma Dome, anyone?).

- We hope to expand in a sustainable way.

- We hope to cultivate community even outside of poetry events. We hope to provide more social opportunities for our members to bond and form friendships.

- We hope to find more ways to hear feedback from our members on what our programming can do better.

- We hope to produce a chapbook or audio/video CD/DVD that would feature works by our members.

- We hope to facillitate an environment where folks of all art forms feel they can share their skills.

Thank you for your support, Mouths. If you have ideas on how Manic Mouth Congress can push forward, please let us know. Email us at manicmouth@gmail.com with your thoughts, comments, concerns and questions.

Sincerely,

THE MANIC MOUTH CONGRESS ORGANIZING TEAM

What Open Mic do you think she’s talking about? ;) See you Thursday, Mouths.