Wellington Festival of Slam – panel discussion ‘The future of poetry slam’
- Date: Saturday, 27 October, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Free. Book to reserve your seat.
National Library, Tiakiwai Conference Centre (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.
- Contact Details:
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Join a local and international panel of experts for an informal conversation around slam poetry, from the benefits of school slams to the perils of score creep. Including audience questions and answers.
Frank and fascinating conversation exploring poetry slam
Join our panel of experts, including an international Slammer and slam host, a New Zealand Slam Champ and a local teacher/advocate for poetry in education, for a frank and fascinating conversation exploring poetry slam and its future in New Zealand.
Hosted by Motif Poetry, with lots of time for audience questions, our panel discussion will cover everything slam related, from the pitfalls of competitive art to the power of a spoken word platform for young people and adults alike.
Whatever your views on poetry slam, come along to help us delve into the devisive performance poetry format that is taking the world by storm.
The Wellington Festival of Slam is produced by Motif Poetry and funded by Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand and we are proud to bring this free event to the National Library. Places are limited, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
Motif Poetry is a new spoken word production company set up by internationally renowned poets and performers Ben Fagan and Sara Hirsch. Between Sara and Ben Motif boasts TEDx speakers, national slam champions, Masters level educators and published poets. Motif is committed to growing communities of writers in Aotearoa New Zealand.