Flyer for CMC Breckenridge's annual Poetry SlamA beloved Summit County literary tradition is less than a month away, so it’s time for local poets to prepare for Colorado Mountain College’s eighth annual Poetry Slam on March 26.

The slam gives local poets a venue to present their works (either memorized or read) to fellow poetry aficionados. The rules are minimal:
– The poem must be your own.
– The poem must be three minutes or less in length.
– Presenting poets are not allowed any props except for a folder.
– Poems must be presented solo – no group pieces or music.

This year, poems in Spanish are encouraged – or any language, though all poems must be translated to English. And if you’d like to attend a writing lab prior to the slam, two workshops, from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and Wednesdays at Colorado Mountain College in Dillon, are available.

The college’s eighth annual Poetry Slam is on March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Eileen and Paul Finkel Auditorium, Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, 107 Denison Placer Road. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Joyce Mosher or Mark Palz at the college at 453-6757 or go to