On Wednesday, November 18th, Glendale Community College held its annual prose and poetry slam. Thirty writers and performers braved post rush hour traffic, a slight nip in the air, and the temptations brought on by baked goods and complimentary bottles of water. In doing so, these writers and performers put on an impressive display of the creative work being done at GCC and in the West Valley as a whole. From parody songs about Donald Trump’s political candidacy to poems that eulogized lost friends and love ones, the night was filled with laughter, chills, and an appreciation for language.
By the end of the night, three winners were crowned:
- First Prize: Jimmie Gathings
- Second Prize: Jamie Heath
- Third Prize: Tristan Marshall
Congratulations to Jimmie, Jamie, and Tristan.
Heartfelt thank yous go out to all of our readers, audience members, judges, our Master of Ceremonies: Charles Threat, Midnight Metaphors, and all faculty and students who helped organize and make the slam the wonderful night it was.
As the Fall semester comes to a close, do not forget to come to our annual White Elephant Exchange on Wednesday, December 9th from 7 to 9PM. We will be holding it on GCC Main in MA142. Come celebrate the holiday season and the end of another great semester with your fellow writers.
It was sensational!. This was my first SLAM and I had a wonderful time. The other artists were very talented and very welcoming. You could tell there were a few who have done this before. All in all, truly inspiring. Can’t wait for the next one!