Competition Schedule

This is it, folks: the full competition schedule for the National Poetry Slam! All preliminary bouts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday have been selected by random draw; competitors in Friday semi-finals and Group Piece Finals will be established after the completion of the last rounds on Thursday.

Note: edits made on August 10 to reflect MC changes and team withdrawals. No times, locations, or bout opponents have changed.

The competition schedule is firm, but subject to change at any time due to the vagaries of team attendance, venue restrictions, and other variables. In all cases, changes to the schedule will be announced as soon as possible here on the official site, at our Facebook page, and on our Twitter feed.

Admission to all shows is complimentary with the purchase of a Festival Pass (click to purchase). For more information about what it costs to see each show, check out our Pricing Schedule.