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Dreading Slam 2024

Make Poetry Fun

13 Jan 2024-29 Dec 2024

Held on the first Sunday of each month at 7.30pm, Dreading Slam is a friendly, open mic poetry competition hosted by The Legend that is Richard Stephenson.

The winner gets the opportunity to compete in the Grand Slam in January 2025 to be crowned the Dreading Slam Champion for a year. If you wish to take part in the Poetry Slam please bring 3 poems of your own work (up to a maximum of 3 minutes in length) and make yourself known to the organisers. Dreading Slam welcomes poets of all standards along with those who wish to join the audience for an evening of live poetry.

In addition to the main event, we have a lively Quick Fire Competition. Judged by the loudest audience cheer this is a fast moving, entertaining part of the show that is open to all. If you want to give it a go just bring along some short poems (5 lines max) on the theme for that month which is announced both at the previous Slam and on our Social Media Accounts.

If time allows there will be the chance to read, non competitively, any poem (yours or any favourite up to 3 minutes in length).

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