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CMC Poetry Slam invites Summit County to perform

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BRECKENRIDGE – Everyone’s invited to delve in their inner creativity and join Colorado Mountain College’s third annual Poetry Slam March 17. The free event will run from 6-8 p.m. in Breckenridge’s new CMC auditorium.

“We’re inviting the world,” said event spokeswoman and CMC professor Dr. Joyce Mosher. “Everyone’s welcome.”

To participate, one must read an original poem no longer than three minutes long. Performers cannot use props (other than a simple folder) or music.

“It’s not rapping, it’s spoken-word poetry,” Mosher said, noting that poem topics range, but performances tend to be based in real life. “It doesn’t have to rhyme in a formal sense, but a lot do.”

“It will have a personal dimension to it that really makes it fun,” she added.

In past years, the Poetry Slam has seen 14-24 performers, but Mosher said she can accommodate more. It won’t really be a competition – “It’s more about self expression, stepping out of the comfort zone.”

For more information or to sign up, contact Mosher at (970) 453-6757, ext 2607, or

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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