Poetry Slams

The ArtHaus Poetry Slam has become a not-to-be-missed local Decorah event, held several times a year and they welcome anyone to participate.

Each Slam begins with a different local featured artist, followed by the noncompetitive "Original Voices" (2 minutes or less of one's own poetry), and ending with the "Slam," where memorization and high performance is encouraged in a good-natured competition, which features an 'Applause-o-Meter' and prizes for those with the highest scores.

According to ArtHaus, it is "Decorah's home for the arts which brings visual, performing, and literary art together under one roof and offers creative programs for all ages," ArtHaus offers classes in various arts and are taken by many from the college community as well as the local area. They continue to work creatively with Luther College in its programming.