Otago Poetry Slam

Friday, 22nd September 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Open to slam poets of any age, Sara Hirsch (they/she) from Motif Poetry will MC this regional slam championship as part of the New Zealand Young Writers Festival.

Come along to marvel at the talented competitors, or jump on stage to compete yourself! It's free for all to attend.

The competition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the National Slam (newzealandpoetryslam.com/rules), and poets may be required to read up to three poems. The winner will be awarded travel funds to represent Otago at the National Slam.

Book now to compete via the NZ Young Writers Festival website, numbers are limited.

Content warning: young people under 14 are welcome to attend if accompanied by someone over 18; please note the poetry may contain adult themes and content

This slam is presented in association with Motif Poetry for the New Zealand Young Writers Festival, an annual festival celebrating the cutting edge of contemporary writing in Aotearoa from 21st - 24th of September. The festival showcases artists aged 15 - 35 with 17 free events - from vibrant performances to immersive workshops. Check out our programme to find out more: https://youngwritersfest.nz/programme/

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