This is the official site of HawaiiSlam, a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing poets from the islands and running the nationally certified First Thursdays slam poetry competition. Founded and hosted by Kealoha (the Poet Laureate of Hawai`i), First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (with 500+ in attendance).
First Thursdays offers $100 in cash prizes to the winner, and features Hawaii's best performance poets, live musicians, MC's, live painters, and national touring poets. In addition, featured DJ's offer up turntable bliss to keep the night flowing smoothly.
Details for the show are as follows:
Every first Thursday of the Month (2015 summer schedule: May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, etc.)
LOCATION: Fresh Cafe Kaka`ako a.k.a. "Loft In Space"
831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street)
Honolulu, HI 96813
Doors & Poet Sign-Ups at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:30pm
Admission is $3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
The Fresh Cafe Warehouse is one of Hawaii's top venues for artistic expression. They serve food, drinks, and a fresh vibe. There is plenty of free street parking in the area.