The Beltway Poetry Slam runs monthly events with a featured reader and open slam. The group also hosts a team that competes each year in the National Poetry Slam. The monthly slam takes place the last Tuesday of each month at 9:00 pm. Open to writers from DC, VA, and MD. Busboys and Poets, 625 Monroe St NE, DC. (202) 636-7230. $5 admission. Also note: The Fall 2016 issue, the Slam Issue, featured a number of poets associated with the Beltway Poetry Slam.