Friday, August 06, 2010


Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, 7.30pm
The Slug & Lettuce
Leamington Spa

Greetings one and all...announcing the arrival of the first ever PGR Summer Slam. This is not some wrestling event where over-steroided Sylvester Stallone lookalikes wear ill fitting lycra and throw each other around a ring. No...this is a poetry slam. The poems can rhyme, they can reason, they can be crimes of high treason...they just have to win the hearts of the audience and the judges. For those nervous of the competitive element, don't be. The same supportive and familial atmosphere that makes PGR so unique will be there to encourage and uplift.

Here's how it will work...
* Each poem must be no longer than 3 minutes (or less if you want!)
* The theme for the first round of poems is whatever the phrase 'pure, good and right' inspires in you - a challenge to each to get some new writing done!
* The highest scoring four poets from the first round will go through to the semi finals
* The winners of the two semi finals will compete in the grand-mega finale.
* The victor and the runner up will share the door takings in some fitting proportion

Participants in the slam will not go home empty handed - George will be baking chocolate brownies as both an incentive and reward for taking part.

There will of course be open mic slots available for those who wish to share their creative words but not take part in the slam.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give George a call on 07939 855 774.

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