Cosmic Happy Slam! • Dec. 5

Event Start Date:
December 5, 2015
Event End Date:
December 5, 2015
Event Venue:
Odyssey Community School

Second Annual Positive Poetry Slam

Join The Fun Conspiracy and Soulspeak Asheville for our second annual youth poetry slam on the theme of Happiness (that other emotion).

Youth poets can explore what makes them happy (and why that matters) and earn   1 point toward the Youth Grand Slam Championships in April that will determine Asheville’s Youth Slam Team for the Brave New Voices international poetry festival.

The Fun Conspiracy is donating cash prizes and $100 to the charity of choice for each of the top three performers.

Cosmic Happy Slam

Liam Kelley Black, First Annual Cosmic Happy Slam Master & Brave New Voices Poet

Format: Three rounds with one 90-second poem and two poems up to 3:00 minutes each.

All poems must be original and happy or funny (leave your drama at the door!) to be eligible for prizes.

Open Mic: Don’t have 3 poems? Don’t worry, be happy! Share on open mic 😉

Prizes: $75 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third, plus $100 to charity of choice for each place.

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm


Date: Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Location: Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

Tickets: $10/adults, $5/students • FREE for teachers and slam participants

Slam Registration*: Contact Mel Kelley at

*Advance registration requested. Slam limited to 16 participants, ages 11-19.

Need Help Getting Your Happy On?

Join us for a FREE Positive Poetry Playshop for Teens

When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where: Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801

RSVPs and/or Questions: Mel Kelley at

Click here to view our PRESS RELEASE.