Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2019 Verselandia!

Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our seventh annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, Sam Barlow, Franklin, Madison, Wilson, Jefferson, Grant, and Cleveland high schools competing for poetic glory. Verselandia! is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high school library media specialists.

Following the same rules as national poetry slams, students must perform original work without props, costumes, or music in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. Using a scale of one to ten, Verselandia judges will rate both the performance and the writing of each student. Five students with the top scores will walk away with great prizes, but only one will be a champion.

Please note that high school students may use adult language and explore adult themes.

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events

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Double Tee & Soul'd Out present Miguel at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday, September 25, 2018...

Showing: 09/25
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Monqui presents CHVRCHES, with Lo Moon, Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, 8:00pm at Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 09/26
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Portland'5 and AEG present My Brother, My Brother and Me at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday,...

Showing: 09/28
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Oregon Symphony presents Brahms’ Fourth Symphony at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall September...

Showing: 09/29 - 10/01
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Monqui presents folk duo First Aid Kit, with opener Julia Jacklin, at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 10/03
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Voss Events present Rupaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall...

Showing: 10/04