Poetry Slam scheduled at La Paloma


One of the largest events of its kind in San Diego County, the La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam is set for Sept. 17 at the historic Encinitas theater.

The 17th annual competition is one of two presented each year by Full Moon Poets (the other is in the winter) which are free and open to the public.

Poets from throughout North County and beyond will have their names placed in the famous popcorn bucket, with the first 17 names pulled making up the night’s lineup.

Poets call is at 6 p.m., doors at the La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, open at 6:30 p.m. and the poetry begins at 7 p.m.

Prize money collected from the audience will go to the winners. No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music is allowed and poets need three original poems that do not exceed three minutes each. For more information and rules, visit

This year’s La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam is sponsored by Full Moon Poets and 101 Artists’ Colony/Arts Alive Foundation, along with a grant from the county of San Diego Board of Supervisors and Grauer School.

For more information on the event, call Danny Salzhandler at 760-845-8456.

— Submitted press release