Rite of Joy Poetry Slam
Time & Location
About the Event
Poetry for Personal Power Presents The First Annual Rite of Joy Poetry Slam Hosted by Ebony Stewart featuring Ed Mabrey
16 Poets | 3 Rounds | $1,000 Grand Prize
We are excited to present this slam! Be sure to expect high energy, entertainment, and healing words all evening long.
If you are interested in competing in the slam, please sign up using the registration form located here. If you are a conference attendee, the registration fee is included with the conference.
Register to compete here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/PoetryForPersonalPower1/P3RiteOfJoyPoetrySlamRegistrationForm
(Competitors will also pay their $50 registaration fee on this site)
Admission (only if you do not have an All-Access Conference Pass):
$20 General Admission
About the Host: Ebony Stewart
Ebony Stewart is an international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities.
About the Featured Poet: Ed Mabrey
Ed Mabrey is an actor, author, speaker and modern-day renaissance artist. He is accepted as the greatest poet in the history of poetry slam with over 500 wins in his career, including 4 individual world titles and 6 consecutive individual regional titles.
Ed has performed and spoken for Fortune 500 companies, universities and colleges, national ceremonies, and open mics while being featured in various television broadcasts and comedy showcases. He is an NAACP Image award nominee and Emmy nominee, two-time TEDx speaker, contributing author to a New Your Times bestselling anthology, two-time finalist in The World Series Of Comedy held in Las Vegas and 2019 APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Ed has worked with over 200 colleges and five K-12 school districts to develop poetry curricula.
Ed is also the host of our JoyUs Gala.