The OSLAM team is for poets with advanced levels of skill and experience in poetry, specifically within a slam competitive context . This is a space for poets that wish to share their work in a competitive environment, and battle with their fellow poetic warriors in poetry slams in and outside of Oberlin College, including the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational. Members of the team rep OSLAM at events across Oberlin's campus, some of our 2016 events including the SIC Burlesque show, And What?!'s Fall Performance, Black Rage, Latinx Heritage Month Banquent, amongst many others.
The team is made up of 11 members, and is try out based. Try outs begin during the second week of September each academic year. Try outs are not available at any other point in the year. 1-3 new members are accepted at each try out cycle.
Auditions are open for the 2016-2017 year
The OSLAM team is currently made up of 11 members. This is the 2016-2017 OSLAM crew.
what we do
- Rep OSLAM at events across campus
- Meet every week to intensely workshop poems
- Create group pieces and other mixed media poetry projects
- Compete at national poetry slams, including the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational
- Work with the Oberlin community on educational outreach and writing workshops