Sunday, March 1, 2015


On March 28, the Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique, continues its Saturday Poetry Slams at its 242 South Beach St. location. The competition, which begins at 9:30 p.m., is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the evening is $5.

Poetry slams are an opportunity for poets to show off their talent in competition. The first 12 poets to reserve a spot will be allowed to compete, but the general public is welcome to come and read a poem at the open mic that follows.

Joining the competitions will be Kevin Campbell, director of MACDeLand Slams, who will offer winning poets the chance to join his team and travel to national competitions.  Local poet, David B. Axelrod, director of the Creative Happiness Institute, will be there to emcee.

For competition rules, go to the Cinematique website at For more information and to register to compete, contact Dr. Axelrod, 386-337-4567 or email

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