Plumas Open Mic and Slam with Lily Agar

Sep 16, 2022, 7:00 pm

Join Plumas Colectiva for our third open mic & poetry slam! We created this space to center Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) in the slam poetry scene. Our inaugural event invites all artistic forms to the open mic: spoken word, dance, musicians, etc.

Individuals/groups are invited to sign up for the open mic and poetry slam at the beginning of the night.

Suggested event donation: $5.

Open Mic and Slam Rules
- 5 minute time limit for open mic / 3 minute for slam
- no alcohol
- Freedom of speech :)
- Hate Speech will get you kicked out
- Poetry Slam has 3 rounds. Elimination goes 8, 4, 2
- Scoring cumulative
- 5 judges chosen from the audience

Open Mic Prizes:
- Crowd's Choice
- Best Response to Prompt
- Featured Poet's Choice

Our third featured visual artist is the incredible Lily Agar.

Originally from Mexico, Lilian is an interdisciplinary artist and human rights activist based between Salt Lake City, UT; and Los Angeles, CA. With a degree in Digital Graphic Design, she has pushed her digital skills to explore social topics through her realistic artwork. She is currently starting a new path in her education to become a therapist.

Her projects shine an empathetic light towards difficult social issues in hopes to provide positive art experiences.

Her latest project, A Hug Away: a breathing temple of love, project explores the vital role that acceptance and respect has in young queer folx's life in the capital of the LDS religion, Utah. View the online archive here:

Previously showcased at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, she created, New Perspective, of nine female survivors who have experienced domestic violence.

Our third featured poet is Lin Flores.

Lin Flores (she/they) lives and works in SLC, Utah as a full time educator, poet, and creative writing student. They are enrolled in the online Creative Writing Masters' Program at University of New Orleans. Flores teaches at Herriman High School, where she strives to make a difference in the lives of young people as a history teacher and a slam poetry coach. When Flores isn't working on poetry or teaching, she is volunteering her time at Encirlce, an LGBTQ resource center in SLC.

For more info, DM us @plumascolectiva on IG or email Monica Lisette at

- ASL interpretation provided by 5-star interpretation
- Livestream available at @utahbookfest on Instagram
- Parking: There are two accessible parking stalls/van parking stalls at the Nature Center with a curb cut leading up to the sidewalk by the Nature Center. The parking lot is seldom very busy. The walkways in the Jordan River Nature Center are paved cement The gate will be open at the start of the event and wheelchairs can easily come through the gate. There is a porch that is accessible via ramp.
- Seating: We will have a variety of different seating, including blue lounge chairs and folding chairs. There is space for people with wheelchairs.
- Bathrooms: There are two bathrooms, one with a urinal and one without. Both are marked for all gender use. The bathrooms do not have an accessibility button, but inside they meet ADA requirements. Staff will be on sight to open bathroom doors if requested. The bathrooms are flat and do not require a ramp to enter.
- On-site sensory kits available
- Masks recommended
- Request any additional questions or accommodations here:
This event is made possible with support from

This event is made possible with support from Plumas Colectiva, Tracy Aviary - Jordan River Nature Center, Utah Poetry Slam and Utah Humanities.

Tracy Aviary - Jordan River Nature Center

1125 W 3300 S
(in James Madison Oxbow Park)
South Salt Lake , UT 84119-2529
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Event Contact:

Monica Ayala