Wellington Poetry Slam Final 2019 — Festival of Slam
Poetry Slam taking the world by storm
It’s all been building up to this. Across the year, Motif Poetry and Poetry in Motion have been running slams, now the winners will come together and battle it out to be Wellington’s 2019 Poetry Slam Champion.
Poetry Slam is the competitive format taking the world by storm. A high energy, enthralling event where performance poets are judged by random members of the audience in an arbitrary but totally engaging way.
Since 2011, many of Greater Wellington’s finest performance poets have competed and this year’s slams have been no different. Sold out events, packed open mics and searing hot verse screams out that poetry is alive and kicking in the capital.
The winners will travel to Christchurch in November to compete for the title of New Zealand Slam Champ, as well as a guest spot at Verb Festival Poetry Showcase.
Cash only bar
Be quick, this event always sells out! Come prepared for a CASH ONLY bar.
Part of the Festival of Slam Wellington. A handful of spoken word and poetry groups in Wellington have banded together to create a day of poetry facilitation, workshops and events.
Thhe National Library is fully wheelchair accessible. Download an accessibility map for the venue
About the programme
Motif Poetry and Poetry in Motion are two of Wellington’s spoken word poetry communities, they run slams, open mics, workshops, host local and travelling poets, and manage the annual Wellington slam.