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Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2018

Poetry Slam: an event in which 12 or more poets perform their work and are judged by a panel and audience reaction through heats.
To Slam: the competitive art of performance poetry, putting a dual emphasis on writing and performance – the what and the how.
Workshops: young people from across the country will take part in a series of workshops in preparation for the:

Regional Scottish Youth Poetry Slams: young people, selected by their peers with work developed through the workshops, compete in a Regional Slam. Winners of the Regional Slams will go forward to compete in the Scottish Youth Poetry Slam Final.

The Slam is an exciting, live event that is hosted with a guest band and three judges who score the performed poems.

Inter-Regional Slam: Tuesday 2nd October, 12-1.30pm, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Inter-Regional Slam: Wednesday 10th October, 12-1.30pm, Eden Court Arts Centre, Inverness
Scottish Youth Poetry Slam 2018 Final: Wednesday 31st October, 12-1.30pm, Beacon Arts Centre, Inverclyde

All events are live streamed.
Slam Final signed.

Tickets: Free (booking recommended)
Booking: admin@confab.org.uk, 07811 394 058
For further info: https://www.facebook.com/sypslam/

Partners: Dyslexia Scotland, macrobert Centre, Inverclyde Council, Stirling Council, Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish Book Trust, RSNO

The project is funded through Big Lottery Young Start and Event Scotland, Year of young People 2018.

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