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The 3rd Annual East Texas Spokenword Invitational


Apr 25, 2020
07:00 PM until 09:00 PM


The 3rd Annual East Texas Spokenword Invitational is coordinated by Mike Guinn Entertainment and offers $300 in cash prizes for the top poets in the competition.

This event is free admission to the public. There is a $10 entry fee for the competition. Poems must be original by the person performing and no longer than three minutes. 

Mike Guinn began writing prose poetry inspired from his work as a Child Abuse Investigator in 1997. Since then he’s traveled all over the country facilitating workshops, featuring, hosting, consulting, appearing in documentaries, commercials, radio, indi films and stage plays.  

Guinn works with several public school districts, colleges, churches, non profits, and city governments nationally and hosts weekly ongoing open mics in Fort Worth,  Irving, Arlington, Tyler, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Frisco.  

A native of Jacksonville, Texas, Guinn’s engaging presentations and high energy approach to creating safe spaces continues to attract brand new fans to the art of poetry and Spokenword. His open mics continue to provide a positive, multicultural platform for literary and dramatic interpretations.  

His award winning creative writing curriculum S.L.A.M. (Spoken Language Arts Methods) is currently being used in Colin, Smith, Angelina, Tarrant, and Dallas counties not to mention several private organizations and charter schools all over the country.

Guinn coaches young poets and mentors new adult poets year around and has appeared on Good Morning Texas numerous times promoting his passion for helping others find their voice 

He is a 1994 graduate of  Stephen F. Austin State University and a 2002 Graduate of UT Arlington. Contact Guinn about the East Texas Spokenword Invitational as well as his other projects at (972) 704-5001 and visit his website at mikeguinn.biz.




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