Slam Free or Die is New Hampshire’s longest running poetry open mic and slam series, held every Thursday night at Stark Brewing Company (500 Commercial St. Manchester, NH). For the past 15 years, we have been a proud all-ages space! Each week you can enjoy an open mic, and either a featured poet or a poetry slam. Doors open at 7pm with a $3-$5 cover charge, and the show starts at 8pm.
Poetry Slam is a form of competitive oratory that began in the mid-1980's as a way to highlight the art of performance poetry. Poets have three minutes in which to perform their work, and are then judged by five random members of the audience on a scale of 0.0-10.0.
Our show is held in the back function room of Stark Brewing Company, adjacent to the Merrimack River, with a parking lot available for attendees of the show and patrons of the bar. There are ADA compliant bathrooms in the main bar area, accessible via ramp. This is not a sober space, nor a fragrance-free event.
Our show is held every Thursday night, with doors opening at 7:00 pm and the show starting at 8:00 pm. There is a $3-5 sliding cover charge, and we accept both cash and Venmo.
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