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Natural Awakenings San Diego

San Diego’s Largest Poetry Slam

Full Moon Poets presents the 12th annual La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam at 7 p.m., September 11, at the historic La Paloma Theatre, in downtown Encinitas. The organization is seeking poets and sponsors for the free event, which draws 400 attendees and poets from San Diego County and the surrounding area.

Interested poets’ names will be placed in the famous popcorn bucket, and the first 17 names pulled will be the lineup for the night. Three poets compete in the final, third elimination round, and prize money collected from the audience will go to the winners. No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music are allowed. Poets need three original poems that do not exceed three minutes each.

Location: 471 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas 92024. For more information, call Danny Salzhandler at 760-845-8456.