So, You Want To Slam? 

To be eligible to compete in the poetry slam, poets must be a current high school student (grades 9th – 12th) in the tri-city area. Participants can be no older than 19 years of age. A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. All participants must have met minimum satisfactory academic standing at their respective school. While our open mics are open to all youth that would like to participate, our poetry slam competition is invitational and based on a point system. Participants will receive a set number of points throughout the season based upon their participation in Fountain City Slam events, programs, and activities. A signed parental consent form is also required for participation.


1. Register With Fountain City Slam By Completing This Form

2. Sign Up For Our Weekly Writing Prompts Here. 

3. Print and Complete The Parental Consent Form Here. If invited to slam, you will be required to bring this form with you. 

4. Participants will receive a set number of points throughout the season based upon their participation in Fountain City Slam events, programs, and activities. Find out how you can accumulate points Here. 

*For those interested in receiving points for the online writing exercises, you must submit your work (preferably in a google doc) to this email address by the first Friday of the following month to receive credit for that previous month's prompts. The deadlines are below:

Friday, September 7th (August)

Friday, October 5th (September)

Friday, November 2nd (October)

Friday, December 7th (November)

Friday, January 4th (Devember)

Friday, February 1st (January)


(Updated Each Month)

The 2018 - 2019 Fountain City Slam Schedule

Saturday, December 8th – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM- Semi-Finals (Fountain City Coffee) 

Saturday, February 23rd- 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM- Semi- Finals (Fountain City Coffee) 

Saturday, April 6th- Grand Slam Finals – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Uptown Columbus Stage (1100 Block of Broadway).

The team will then represent the city at the 2018 Brave New Voices Festival.

Once on the team, we will begin practice from April - July, with more frequent practices (2 - 4 weekly) as we get closer to Brave New Voices. 

If you make the team, you can not miss any more than 3 practices total. Also, the practices during the two weeks leading up to Brave New Voices are all mandatory. 

Any poet that can't comply with the practice schedule will be released from the team, so please review your summer schedules and plan accordingly. 

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2011 - 2012 FC Slam Team Members

Ammie Evans (Spencer)

Sherice Drake (Spencer)

Genario Johnson (Carver)

Jeremiah Russ* (Academic Success Center)

2012 - 2013 FC Slam Team Members

Genario Johnson (Carver Alum)

Krystopher Mason (Academic Success Center)

Khadejah McClellan (Spencer)

Jeremiah Russ* (Columbus Tech)

Jessie Williams (Northside)


2013 - 2014 FC Slam Team Members

Michaela Brown (Carver)

Madison Johnson (Columbus)

Chance Kester (Northside)

Jacobe Love * (Shaw)

Krystopher Mason (CVCC)

2014 - 2015 FC Slam Team Members

Michaela Brown (Carver)

Josiah Edwards (Northside)

Tianna George* (Shaw)

Becky Gunter (Northside)

Rachel Hooper (Northside)

Anderson Peguero (Shaw)

2015 - 2016 FC Slam Team Members

Michaela Brown (Carver)

Tianna George* (Shaw)

Darby Miller (Early College Academy)

Anderson Peguero (Columbia U)

2016 - 2017 FC Slam Team Members

Michaela Brown* (Carver)

Tianna George (Shaw)

Trinity Grimes (Carver)

Darby Miller (Early College Academy)

Kashari Peterson (Spencer)

2017 - 2018 FC Slam Team Members

Hannah Beasley (Columbus)

Macy Cardwell (Home School)

Tianna George* (Shaw)

Trinity Grimes (Carver)

Cynthia Short (Columbus)

* indicates Grand Slam Champion for that slam season

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