A spoken-word competition judged by the audience takes place at 7 p.m., the third Saturday of every month, following a poetry slam workshop at 5 p.m.; freewill donation. First-timers are especially welcome. Only original work may be spoken, but it may be in any style or language. Each event also includes a reading by a nationally known poet. Visit tucsonyouthpoetryslam.org
for more information.