The Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam
Saturday 18th June, 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre
Open to all poets, we invite you to ‘take the mic’ and enter our annual poetry slam competition. Share your work in front of a lively and appreciative audience, with new readers always welcome.
To enter, just register at the start of the night; names will be drawn out at random, with each poet invited onstage to read. Available slots will be limited to 22 due to time constraints, so it will be first come, first served. No pre-registration before the event.
You have three minutes in which to compete. There’s three rounds in all with the outright winner declared Slam Champion 2016!
All poems must be the sole work of the poet reading them (if for reasons of disability, you are unable to read and wish to nominate a reader on your behalf, just let us know).
The time limit for each poem is three minutes - if you go over, you are disqualified, so watch the clock!
One poem only per round.
No props or musical accompaniment
Pre-book tickets online at the Crescent Box Office. Good luck to all our entrants!
[ And don't forget, we also have our regular PURELY POETRY open mic night on Friday 3rd as well in Crescent Arts Centre at 8.30pm, so a double dose of poetry goodness for June! ]