Tuesday, March 30, 2010

PETERBOROUGH: Poetry Rivals Poetry Slam Grand Final

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010, 3pm-10pm
The Fleet ICA,

Poetry Rivals Poetry Slam Grand Final – A Night to Remember

Who will be crowned the first UK Poetry Rivals champion?

The nationwide search for the first Poetry Rivals Poetry Slam Champion is almost over! Forward Press is hosting the Poetry Rivals poetry slam final. From the 7,000 who entered Poetry Rivals 2009, the top 100 shortlisted poets have been invited to perform their poem in front of the judges in a bid to win a publishing contract and be crowned the first Poetry Rivals Champion. (Under 18s perform first, followed by the adults.)

The judging panel are confirmed as Mark Grist – Peterborough performance poet; AF Harrold – multiple slam winner; Hollie McNish – UK Slam Champion 2008/09; John Paul O’Neill – founder of Farrago Poetry and first British poet to compete in the US National Slam Championships; Deanna Rodger – UK Slam Champion 2007 and Mark Niel – comic poet and host of Milton Keynes’ ‘Tongue in Chic. The judges will also be performing throughout the day.

£1 from every book sold is being donated to Cancer Research UK – almost £3,000 has already been raised and every book sold this year will continue to raise funds. Books will be available to purchase at the slam final.

The last few tickets for the final are on sale now at £5 each. To purchase tickets call 01733 890099 or for more information email info@poetryrivals.com. Doors open at 3pm ‘til 10pm.

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