Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

2020 Verselandia! - Cancelled


Thank you for your patience as we evaluated postponing Verselandia! to a new date. We held out hope that we would be able to proceed with this event at a later date, but due to the closure of all schools for the remainder of the school year, the live event will not be possible this year.

We will still provide a creative outlet and sense of community for students by hiring local slam poets and WITS writers to record poetry lessons covering a wide range of topics including writing, performance, and the history of slam. Participating students will then have the opportunity to to receive individualized feedback on written or recorded poems, and final projects will be compiled into a cohesive online collection of student work. Students will be encouraged to post their work on social media using the hashtag #Virtualandia which we invite you to check on as content progresses.

If you have purchased a ticket to this event, we can you provide you a receipt for a tax-deductible donation to Literary Arts Youth Programs. If you prefer a refund on your ticket purchase, please call the Portland'5/TicketsWest Box Office at 800-273-1530. We will be happy to honor all refund requests received until May 7, 2020.

Verselandia! is the  annual high school poetry slam presented by Literary Arts. It is the Grand Slam for the winners from individual school slams hosted by public high schools. High school poets compete for five great prizes. Join us on April 30, 2020 for the ninth Verselandia!

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