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The Berkeley Slam presents SEMIFINALS #1, featuring Jade Sylvan!

APRIL 2nd! AT THE STARRY PLOUGH!

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THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.

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Semifinals start tonight! Come see the first clash of poets and find out which four will be competing in finals on April 16th for a spot on the 2014 Team Berkeley!

Your host for the night will be Dre, with musical accompaniment by Three Blind Mice.

Here’s the line-up (subject to change):

SEMIFINALS #1 – April 2, 2014
1. Leo Bryant
2. Jelal Huyler
3. The Poetician
4. Patrick Ohslund
5. Danez Smith
6. Jason Bayani
7. Nazelah Jamison
8. Imani Cezanne
9. Abe Becker

SEMIFINALS #2 – April 9, 2014
1. Jaz Sufi
2. Toaster
3. Daniel
4. Be Deep
5. Queen Jasmeen
6. Joshua Merchant
7. Cameron Awkward-Rich
8. Brandon Melendez

The next three weeks are all fundraisers for the team. Come out and show your support! If you can’t be there, please spread the word and cajole, guilt, and bribe your friends into attending! These three shows are going to be among the best (if not THE best) of the whole year.

UPCOMING
April 9: SEMIFINALS #2 with Jamie DeWolf
April 16: FINALS! The top four poets from each semifinal bout compete for one of five spots on Team Berkeley to compete at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA!
April 23: Shawn William
April 30: Carrie Rudzinksi
May 7: Brynn Saito
May 14: David Winter
May 21: Chinaka Hodge
May 28: Good Ghost Bill and Zachary Caballero

THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
EVERY WEDNESDAY
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:15 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.
FUNDRAISER: $10 door

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The Berkeley Poetry Slam featuring ASHLEY CATHARINE

THE LONGEST RUNNING POETRY SLAM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
Bringing you some of the best poetry from across the world, every week, since 2000.

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We got another great show for you this week as the Berkeley Slam will be featuring LA’s Ashley Catharine! See you there!

Sign ups for the slam start at 7:30. The season is in full swing, so start earning points to compete for a spot to represent Berkeley at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland in 2014.

Your host for the night will be Toaster, with musical accompaniment by Three Blind Mice.

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Bio:

ASHLEY CATHARINE

Ashley Catharine writes poems, obviously. She was a member of the 2011 LA slam team, has a degree in fashion design, works on keeping her room clean and is addicted to diet coke. She’s performed at Inkslam (2011, 2012, 2013), the National Poetry Slam (2011, 2013), The Women of the World Poetry Slam (2013) and the Costco employee break room. Catharine has been featured on TVOne’s “Verses and Flow” and in the documentary “Damn Wonderful”. She just released her first book of poetry, “The Year of the Mermaid.”

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Upcoming Features:

November 13 LA’s Ashley Catharine
November 20 SLC’s Gray Brian Thomas
November 27 THE SOCK PUPPET SLAM! Poets. With socks. On their hands!
December 4 The spellbinding Marshall Davis Jones
December 11 Charlotte’s Carlos Robson and Providence’s Aaron Samuels
December 18: The Anarchy Slam with Might Mike McGee!

THE STARRY PLOUGH
3101 Shattuck Avenue, 510-841-2082
(1 block uphill from the Ashby BART).
EVERY WEDNESDAY
$7 – $10 sliding scale (most nights)
Cash Prizes!
Sign-up: 7:30 p.m. Show: 8:30 p.m.
ALL AGES before 10 p.m.

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