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Registration for Texas Grand Slam 2018 is now full! Fill out the information below, and then follow the link at the bottom to register for the waitlist and Last Chance Slam!

Before continuing, make sure you have read and understand the Rules and Regulations as well as the Honor Code for TGS. 

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Registration for Texas Grand Slam 2018 OPENS JULY 24th. 

The Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival is a 2 day poetry feast featuring 42 poets with the gumption to compete for the Title: Texas Grand Slam Poetry Champion and a $1200 Grand Prize. 

TGS is the answer to those who are hungry, clutching at a Sunday morning back row pew of worry with prayers for poetry. As national and regional poetry slams continue thrive around the country, we invite everyone to return and are proud to present to you the 8th Annual TEXAS GRAND SLAM POETRY FESTIVAL!

Texas Grand Slam is back for 2018, starting with the Prelims and Semis on october 19th, and Final Stage on October 20th.

Tickets on sale August 1! Registration opens on July 24!





Prelims and Semis: The Palace, Revolution Cafe and Bar, The Village

Final Stage: Rudder Theatre


Prelims and Semis: October 19th, 6:00pm

Finals: October 20th, 7:00 PM


Want to compete in the largest annual slam poetry competition in Texas? Looking to spill your guts on the Grand Slam stage? Registration for TGS 2018 opens on JULY 24th. We will be working through PayPal, so the first 42 poets to pay Mic Check their registration fees will be competing this year.

This past year, we received a lot of feedback that not being able to check-in to the hotel room until 3PM and then going to poet check-in at 4 wasn't the best, so we're giving poets the option to come in a night early. That would mean you check-in to your hotel room Thursday, October 18th and have all day Friday to prepare / relax / explore College Station and Bryan before Prelims and Semis. Unfortunately, we can't offer this for free, so if you're planning on coming a day early, plan to pay a little more!

Registration pricing:

  •      $180 - Registration + no room accommodations
  •      $180 - Registration + 2 nights (rooming with 3 other poets)
  •      $230 - Registration + 2 nights (rooming with 1 poet)
  •      $280 - Registration + 2 nights (individual room)
  •      $240 = Registration + 3 nights (rooming with 3  other poets)
  •      $300 - Registration + 3 nights (rooming with 1 poet)
  •      $350 - Registration + 3 nights (individual room)



Want to know more about TGS? Check out the official rule page! and the Honor Code!

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Special thanks to this year's TGS sponsors!

Congratulations to our past winners,

2017 - Alex Luu

2016 - Pages Matam

2015 - Sha'Condria "iCon" Sibley

2014 - Jeremyah "The Fluent One" Payne

2013 - Kevin Burke

2012 - Twain

2011 - Kevin Burke

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