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 20 due to time constraints, so it’s first come, first served!
This year, the winner will receive the Brian Bailey Memorial Cup, in tribute to the much missed poet and pioneer of the Belfast live poetry scene.
WHAT IS A SLAM?
If you're not too sure how a slam works, or how it differs from our usual open mic nights, don't panic! We're written a handy little guide for you: www.poetryni.com/slam-rules
This is our eighth slam at the festival (we think, there's been so many, we've lost count), so if you haven't experienced the craic of a slam before, get along and check it out!
(Please note: as June is Book Festival season, our regular Purely Poetry
open mic is not on in the first Friday in June. It will be back in July.)