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First Thursday: Poetry Slam at Boise Public Library

Big Tree Arts hosts a poetry slam

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Librarian Heidi Lewis strives to give the community a chance to do things for free that would normally cost money. First Thursday is a great opportunity for that, so in celebration of National Poetry Month, the Boise Public Library has invited Big Tree Arts to host a poetry slam.

"They do great work putting on poetry slams around town, but people usually need to pay for them," Lewis said. "We paid them so it will be free to the public."

Members of the Boise Poetry Slam Team will help host the event, which is open to all ages. Everyone is welcome to try their hand at slam with two poems, each fewer than three minutes long. The audience will judge the poems, using a scoring system of one to 10, and winners will receive charming prizes.

The Big Tree Arts Poetry Slam will take place in the William F. Hayes Memorial Auditorium.