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Logistics

Is there a time limit?

Yes, there is. You have 3 minutes.

When is the open mic?

We have an open mic every Tuesday night except for the third Tuesday of the month. On third Tuesdays we have a poetry slam.

When should I get in line?

People start lining up around 7:15-7:30 PM.

Is there an age limit?

Nope. DPL is open to all ages.

Do you accommodate singers/musicians/dancers/comedians?

Yes, as much as we can during open mic nights. You got 3 minutes.

I want to feature. How can I feature?

If you are interested in featuring, then Contact Us with your contact information, bio, and some links to your recent work (videos, writings, music, or a portfolio). If we decide to feature you, you will receive a response letting you know.

Can I make a group reservation?

If your group has 15 or more people, we can arrange for you all to sit on stage. There is no group discount on the cost of admission. Make sure to Contact Us for more details.

Can I do a group piece?

Yes. Groups pieces are awesome. The 3-minute rule still applies.

Do poems have to be memorized?

You don’t have to memorize your poems. You can read off paper/tablet/cellphone/napkin/hand, whatever you prefer.

Who do I talk to to get on the mic?

We use signup lists. So find the signup list (usually on stage at the mic) to signup. Remember, each show half has its own signup list.

 

Performing

Is there a time limit?

Yes, there is. You have 3 minutes.

When is the open mic?

We have an open mic every Tuesday night except for the third Tuesday of the month. On third Tuesdays we have a poetry slam.

When should I get in line?

People start lining up around 7:15-7:30 PM.

Is there an age limit?

Nope. DPL is open to all ages.

Do you accommodate singers/musicians/dancers/comedians?

Yes, as much as we can during open mic nights. You got 3 minutes.

I want to feature. How can I feature?

If you are interested in featuring, then Contact Us with your contact information, bio, and some links to your recent work (videos, writings, music, or a portfolio). If we decide to feature you, you will receive a response letting you know.

Can I make a group reservation?

If your group has 15 or more people, we can arrange for you all to sit on stage. There is no group discount on the cost of admission. Make sure to Contact Us for more details.

Can I do a group piece?

Yes. Groups pieces are awesome. The 3-minute rule still applies.

Do poems have to be memorized?

You don’t have to memorize your poems. You can read off paper/tablet/cellphone/napkin/hand, whatever you prefer.

Who do I talk to to get on the mic?

We use signup lists. So find the signup list (usually on stage at the mic) to signup. Remember, each show half has its own signup list.

 

Booking

Is there a time limit?

Yes, there is. You have 3 minutes.

When is the open mic?

We have an open mic every Tuesday night except for the third Tuesday of the month. On third Tuesdays we have a poetry slam.

When should I get in line?

People start lining up around 7:15-7:30 PM.

Is there an age limit?

Nope. DPL is open to all ages.

Do you accommodate singers/musicians/dancers/comedians?

Yes, as much as we can during open mic nights. You got 3 minutes.

I want to feature. How can I feature?

If you are interested in featuring, then Contact Us with your contact information, bio, and some links to your recent work (videos, writings, music, or a portfolio). If we decide to feature you, you will receive a response letting you know.

Can I make a group reservation?

If your group has 15 or more people, we can arrange for you all to sit on stage. There is no group discount on the cost of admission. Make sure to Contact Us for more details.

Can I do a group piece?

Yes. Groups pieces are awesome. The 3-minute rule still applies.

Do poems have to be memorized?

You don’t have to memorize your poems. You can read off paper/tablet/cellphone/napkin/hand, whatever you prefer.

Who do I talk to to get on the mic?

We use signup lists. So find the signup list (usually on stage at the mic) to signup. Remember, each show half has its own signup list.