For that reason, Cafe Nubas annual championship slam, usually held in August, and the One Book, One Denver campaign showcasing To Kill a Mockingbird seemed like a good match. So Nuba honcha Ashara Ekundayo moved the event to October and to an unusual day a Monday, of all things at a new kind of venue: The Denver Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, in the lower-level B2 Conference Center. Another difference? No prize-winning Slam Nuba team competing. The Slam Nuba team is notorious for going to other people's slams and winning, notes Ekundayo, adding that two members are on the road as a result, making a living as poets. And thats a good thing.
But at least one Nuba team member, Bobby Lefebre, will be there to emcee, when five invited poets and ten pre-registered in an open call compete in the 2009 Cafe Nuba Slam for cash prizes tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. Spectating is free; go to www.denvergov.org/onebook.
Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., 2009