Summer 2022
La Paloma Full Moon Poetry Slam

La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas CA

7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 11, 2022

Poets call 6:00p.m.
for those who want to enter the competition, be there at 6:00p.m.)

Doors Open to the Audience at 6:30p.m.


$$$ PRIZE MONEY collected from the audience will go to the top 3!!

Emcee: Marit Anderson


---Interested poets line up at the front of the La Paloma at 6:00 p.m. and the first 12 names pulled from the famous popcorn bucket will be the lineup for the night.

---There will be 3 elimination rounds going from 12 to 7 and the final 3 for the last round.

---No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music allowed.

---Poets need three original creations not to exceed three minutes each (one poem for each round).

---Performances exceeding three minutes receive a penalty. Time starts when the poet adjusts the mic and addresses the audience.

---Penalty for exceeding the three minute time limit is 1/2 point for every ten seconds over the ten second grace period.

---5 judges picked at random from the audience will score on a scale of 1-10 based on performance and craft. High and low scores are dropped.


Huge Thanks to the Sponsors:

101 Artists' Colony; Awaken the Poet Within; Billy Stewart Foundation for the Arts; Biosculptures; The Grauer School; Poets Inc. Inland North County; Mike Romero; Saint Tropez; Surfdog/Java Hut

*Poets under 18 years of age will need a signed parent permission to participate. As a celebration of First Amendment free speech rights, Poetry Slams are uncensored and sometimes contain mature themes, adult language, and strong political views.

Contact: 760-473-5164