Sunday, September 28, 2008

GLASGOW: The Glasgow Slam

Sunday, October 12th, 2008, 8pm, £3 for contestants, £5/£3 audience.
Downstairs at Blackfriars,
Bell Street,
G1 1LG

The Glasgow Slam is a live poetry competition, open to all forms of the spoken word, to all ages, to rhymers, ranters and rhapsodists. It's a fun night with contestants vying for the glory of being Glasgow Slam champ and, for the winner, £70. Runner-up gets £20. Third gets £10.

Anyone can enter, from wannabees to has-beens. You'll need two poems not longer than two minutes for the opening round, and one not longer than three minutes should you make the final. Robin Cairns is your compere. Please book your place by contacting And bring your pals along - the panel of judges will be marking for poem, for performance and for audience reaction.

As another incentive, top scorers go through to the Scottish Slam Championships, in March 2009, a glittering night in the Mitchell Theatre as part of the Aye Write literature festival.

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