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Going West Festival Poetry Slam, the heats are on

GOING WEST FESTIVAL POETRY SLAM 2014 CALLING SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS AND PERFORMANCE POETS!

On Saturday 13 September at 8pm, the annual Going West Poetry Slam takes place at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. Directed by Doug Poole and assisted by MC Zane Scarborough. Guest judges Selina Tusitala Marsh, Grace Taylor and Ben Brown.

The Grand Final prizes: First prize $1000 Second prize $500 Third prize $300 There will be four heats and one Grand Final. Three finalists from each heat will compete in the Grand Final. HEATS East and South Friday 29 August, 6-8pm at Fresh Gallery Otara, Shop 5, 46 Fairmall, Otara Town Centre.

North and Central Thursday 4 September, 5-7.30pm at Central City Library, 44 - 46 Lorne Street, Auckland Central.

West Saturday 6 September, 7-9.30pm at Corban Estate Arts Centre, 2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson.

Fourth and Final Heat A fourth heat will take place on Poetry Slam Grand Final night, Saturday 13 September, registrations from 7.30.pm for an 8pm start. There are a limited number of registrations available for this heat.

Grand Final Poetry Slam Grand Final, Saturday 13 September, Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 8pm.

Register to perform from 7.30pm.

Email for information: poetryslam@goingwestfest.co.nz Ph: 021 02794173 Going West Poetry Slam Director Doug Poole: Dougpoole3@gmail.com Tickets: eventfinder.co.nz Going West Festival: www.goingwestfest.co.nz

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Associated Youth Event - WORD UP!

Corban Estate Arts Centre and Going West Books and Writers Festival, are proud to present WORDUP! 2014.

Word Up is an exciting word-based performance competition which gives 13-20 year-olds the opportunity to present their original work in any word based genre, from rap, poetry, spoken word, music or even stand-up comedy.

* The Word Up! winner will perform at the Poetry Slam Grand Final.

For Word-Up Development Workshops and Audition details: www.ceac.org.nz/youth_arts/word_up!.aspx

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