WATERVILLE — Recycled Shakespeare Company will hold a Shakespeare Slam Competition from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St.

This free and friendly competition is based on slam poetry and spoken word events, where participants are challenged to memorize a piece of Shakespearean text of their choosing, could be a scene, monologue, sonnet, or narrative poem, and present it to a panel of judges.

Participants can enter as individuals or as a group. Minors and adults will be judged separately and each person can enter up to two pieces in each category, for a maximum of four opportunities to win. Each individual and group will be judged on their memorization of the text, their voice and performance, and their knowledge of the text through their presentation. Winners from each entry category will receive a prize.

School groups, book clubs, theater troupes, and enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.

For a registration form, visit signupforms.com/registrations/13009 or contact Recycled Shakespeare Company Producer Emily Rowden Fournier at 314-8607 or [email protected].