For the first time ever, we had joint winners at the Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam! After three rounds, making it through to the final four, they came out with exactly the same score, so massive congratulations to our Slam Co-Champions for 2018, both highly deserving, Kavita Thanki and Dave Wilson!
Well done also to 2nd place Elizabeth McGeown and 3rd place, Anthony Ferguson for their excellent poems on the night too.
Deborah Bailey presented the Brian Bailey Memorial Cup to the winners on the night, many thanks to her, as well as our guest judges who assisted us in the scoring so well, Gaynor Kane and Siobhán McCafferty.
A big thank you to Gaynor and 2017's champion David Braziel for guest readings on the night too, and to the Festival team, staff and volunteers at Crescent Arts Centre for helping making it a special night. And of course, to everyone who came down, clapped, cheered and laughed along with us, we have a great time!