It’s that time of year again! Albany's own Nitty Gritty Slam is gearing up to send four incredibly talented poets to the National Poetry Slam! And for the FIRST TIME IN NITTY GRITTY HISTORY, we are an all womxn team!
This year in Chicago, we need funds to get ourselves there, registered, fed, and housed. As your representatives for poetry in the Capital Region, we aim to bring our most refined and radical rebelutionary performances to the national scale time and time again. At Nationals we network, we learn, we grow, we shine. We return with even more tools to enrich our community and amplify poetry as a tool of justice and social change.
Please consider donating to help us on our journey. Our budget: - $425 registration fee - $160/night housing - ~$1500 for 4 plane tickets - the rest for food, and to compensate our amazing coach for her time and expert advice
Nitty Gritty Slam is the official team of Albany, NY, certified by Poetry Slam, Inc., and takes place the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month (though we are on a brief summer hiatus at the moment to prep for Nationals. Keep your eyes out for events during Troy Night Out!). Nitty Gritty has been running since 2011 and has sent teams to the National Poetry Slam, the Individual World Poetry Slam, and the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Nitty Gritty has also represented Albany by winning regional slams in Amherst, Lenox, Pittsfield, Toronto, Buffalo, Nyack, and Troy. Donate and help us continue our winning streak, Midwest style!