National Poetry Slam Opening Bout Schedule

TUESDAY
EGO’SHIDEOUTANTONE’SDOMINICAN JOERUTA MAYA
7pm BOUT NO. 1 BOUT NO. 2 BOUT NO. 3 BOUT NO. 4 BOUT NO. 5
Manchester Oklahoma City Austin - NeoSoul Tucson St. Louis
Honolulu Milwaukee New York - Urbana San Antonio Fayetteville
Ann Arbor Baltimore Lincoln Austin - Ego’s Boise
Palatine Dallas - Poetry Grind Corpus Christi Chicago - Green Mill Miami
Randall Providence Vancouver Denver - SlamNuba Fort Worth
9pm BOUT NO. 6 BOUT NO. 7 BOUT NO. 8 BOUT NO. 9 BOUT NO. 10
Columbus - Writers’ Block Cambridge - Lizard Lounge Cambridge - Cantab Omaha Kalamazoo
Columbus - Black Pearl San Jose Albuquerque Killeen Tempe
Berkeley Charlotte - SlamCharlotte Montevallo Delray Beach Los Angeles
Seattle Lincroft Durham Knoxville St. Paul
Richmond Orlando - Natura Bryan Denver Worcester
WEDNESDAY
EGO’SHIDEOUTANTONE’SDOMINICAN JOERUTA MAYA
7pm BOUT NO. 11 BOUT NO. 12 BOUT NO. 13 BOUT NO. 14 BOUT NO. 15
Farmington Flagstaff New York - louderARTS San Francisco Oakland
Madison Detroit Minneapolis Dallas Amarillo
Decatur Springfield Atlanta Houston Wilmington
Phoenix Greenville Salt Lake City Chicago - Mental Graffiti White Plains
New York - Nuyorican Orlando - Broken Speech Hollywood Mesa Charlotte - Respect the Mic
9pm BOUT NO. 16 BOUT NO. 17 BOUT NO. 18 BOUT NO. 19 BOUT NO. 20
Manchester Honolulu Ann Arbor Palatine Randall
Oklahoma City Milwaukee Baltimore Dallas - Poetry Grind Providence
Austin - NeoSoul New York - Urbana Lincoln Corpus Christi Vancouver
Tucson San Antonio Austin - Ego’s Chicago - Green Mill Denver - SlamNuba
St. Louis Fayetteville Boise Miami Fort Worth
THURSDAY
EGO’SHIDEOUTANTONE’SDOMINICAN JOERUTA MAYA
7pm BOUT NO. 21 BOUT NO. 22 BOUT NO. 23 BOUT NO. 24 BOUT NO. 25
Columbus - Writers’ Block Columbus - Black Pearl Berkeley Seattle Richmond
Cambridge - Lizard Lounge San Jose Charlotte - SlamCharlotte Lincroft Orlando - Natura
Cambridge - Cantab Albuquerque Montevallo Durham Bryan
Omaha Killeen Delray Beach Knoxville Denver
Kalamazoo Tempe Los Angeles St. Paul Worcester
9pm BOUT NO. 26 BOUT NO. 27 BOUT NO. 28 BOUT NO. 29 BOUT NO. 30
Farmington Madison Decatur Phoenix New York - Nuyorican
Flagstaff Detroit Springfield Greenville Orlando - Broken Speech
New York - louderARTS Minneapolis Atlanta Salt Lake City Hollywood
San Francisco Dallas Houston Chicago - Mental Graffiti Mesa
Oakland Amarillo Wilmington White Plains Charlotte - Respect the Mic
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