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Sigma Tau Delta & Scrawl Team-Up for Poetry Slam at Mugsies

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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Poetry slams have the reputation of being platforms for some of the rawest and most honest poetry ever shared. Imagine poets battling mic to mic for a shot at a grand prize; going round for round with clever metaphors and similes. Whether you prefer to witness or participate in this intense battle of wordplay, the energy of slams is pulsating and will leave your lyrical hearts thoroughly satisfied. Sigma Tau Delta and Scrawl’s 2nd annual Poetry Slam promises to do just that.

The slam goes down on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Mugsies Coffee House (located at 139 S Market St, New Wilmington, PA 16142). Admission is free, and Mugsies refreshments and food will be available for purchase.

Signups for the slam are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 2, and your poetry does not have to be submitted beforehand. Participants, be prepared to perform three poems between 1-3 minutes long. Email Marissa Miller at to sign up.

Additionally, there will be an open mic before the competition. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Sigma Tau Delta is the international English Honor Society. The society strives to confer a distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. It provides cultural stimulation on the campus of Westminster College and promotes interest in literature and the English language in our surrounding community. 

SCRAWL is Westminster College’s Literary and Art Magazine. Since 1939, SCRAWL has been publishing opinions, short stories, poems, and artwork by WC Students, Faculty and Alumni.

For more information, contact Tom Fields at or 724-946-7190.