Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2019 Verselandia!

Come celebrate Portland’s creative youth during our eighth annual Verselandia! poetry slam. This city-wide event features students from Parkrose, Roosevelt, Metropolitan Learning Center, Benson, Lincoln, Gresham, 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.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Stoel Rives, Wieden+Kennedy, AHA, OPB, and The Oregonian.

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

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall : Upcoming Events

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Oregon Symphony presents Coraline in Concert at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Friday, March...

Showing: 03/22
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Oregon Symphony presents Unforgettable: 100 Years of Nat and Natalie Cole at at the Portland'5 Arlene...

Showing: 03/23 - 03/24
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Icon Concerts presents The Deplorables comedy tour at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on...

Showing: 03/29
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Monqui welcomes singer-songwriter James Bay, with opener Noah Kahan, to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 03/30
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Monqui Presents welcomes José González and The String Theory to the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer Concert...

Showing: 03/31
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Oregon Symphony presents Pink Martini with Meow Meow: Hotel Amour at the Portland'5 Arlene Schnitzer...

Showing: 04/01