Amateur poets and seasoned veterans of the literary arts alike are invited to the Auburn Saloon tonight for the November SLAM!, hosted by the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. Registration to participate in the open mic competition, which pits fearless linguists against one another as they blurt out three minutes of material, begins at 7 p.m.

The top competitors will have a shot at earning a spot on the Calgary SLAM! team, which will travel to national and international competitions.

Registration is $5 at the door. For more information, visit The Auburn Saloon is located at 115–9th Ave. SE.