Winter 2023
La Paloma New Moon Poetry Slam

La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas CA

7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Poets call 6:00 p.m.
for those who want to enter the competition, be there at 6:00p.m.)

Doors Open to the Audience at 6:30 p.m.


$$$ PRIZE MONEY collected from the audience will go to the top 3!!

Emcee: Marit Anderson


---Interested poets line up at the front of the La Paloma at 6:00 p.m. and the first 12 names pulled from the famous popcorn bucket will be the lineup for the night.

---There will be 3 elimination rounds going from 12 to 8 and the final 3 for the last round.
---No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music allowed.

---Poets need three (3) original creations not to exceed three minutes each (one poem for each round).

---Performances exceeding three minutes receive a penalty. Time starts when the poet adjusts the mic and addresses the audience.

---Penalty for exceeding the three minute time limit is 1/2 point for every ten seconds over the ten second grace period.

---5 judges picked at random from the audience will score on a scale of 1-10 based on performance and craft. High and low scores are dropped.


Huge Thanks to Our Sponsor:
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project


*Poets under 18 years of age will need a signed parent permission to participate. As a celebration of First Amendment free speech rights, Poetry Slams are uncensored and sometimes contain mature themes, adult language, and strong political views. 

A Presentation of 101 Artists' Colony and Full Moon Poets

Contact: 760-473-5164