Most Friendly Poetry Slam

Planet Theatre

As oxymoronic as that sounds, Garland Thompson's monthly Shootout at the Planet Theatre is more of a community gathering than a flat-out competition. Judging is done by hidden ballot, and Thompson's gregarious, generous emcee style gives the event an undeniable and heartening positivity. When poet/actor Zell Miller edged Wammo in a recent slam, Wammo was the first to run up to Miller and give him a big bear hug. That doesn't happen at just any slam.

The Vortex
2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282

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