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Steel City Presents: Love Poem Slam and Open Mic!

February 13 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm

Join us for a LOVE POEM SLAM!
Signups open @ 7:45
(First Come-First Served – 8 Slam Spots – 6 Open Mic Spots)
Show @ 8:15
All Ages!
Cash Prize for the Winner!

Tonight is a Love Poem Slam!
Poets slamming tonight should bring poems about love!
What does that mean?
Love Poems! Breakup Poems! Poems about platonic love, or physical love or, trying to find love through dating apps!
Heartbroken poems! Heart-mending Poems!
Even just poems about hating Valentine’s Day!
Anything about love!

Otherwise, the same rules apply!
3 Rounds – 3 Minute Time Limit Per Poem!
No Props
No Costumes
No Musical Accompaniment

Poets competing in tonight’s slam will earn points towards our Slam Season Finale show, The Steel City GRAND SLAM, which is where we will select our 2018 team of poets to represent Pittsburgh at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL!
All slamming poets receive – 1 point
3rd Place – 3 points
2nd Place – 4 points
1st Place – 5 points

current points standings:

Before the slam from 6:00-7:30pm there will be a free writing circle for poets of all ages,, facilitated by one of Steel City’s certified Youth Educators. For more information please visit the Young Steel facebook page at

The Steel City Slam is a Free Speech Zone! Poets may say whatever they like on our mic! This means you may hear: cuss words, mature themes, or difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. HOWEVER, we remind the audience they ALSO have the power of free speech, and are encouraged to respond accordingly to content presented on the mic. We advise our poets and audience to be respectful to one another and engage each other in conversation about the content of the poetry and behaviour presented on and off our stage.

Steel City is Certified as a Poetry Slam Inc Venue and a Fiscally Sponsored Project of PSI (501c3)


February 13
7:45 pm - 10:45 pm


Steel City Slam


Capri Pizza and Bar
6001 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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