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Wellington section of National Poetry Slam calls for entries

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Thursday, 30th August 2012

Wellington section of National Poetry Slam calls for entries

Poets from around Wellington are called to compete in the second national poetry slam, which could win them a trip to Australia.

A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. Wellington poets – whether they’re hip-hop artists, performance poets or page writers – will compete head to head in three heats.

Heat winners compete at the Wellington regional final on 21 September. From here, the winning poets compete nationally. The top three New Zealand poetry slammers then fly to Australia to compete in their National Poetry Slam.

Entry information and rules can be found online at

Heat one
Thursday, 6 September at 7.00pm
The Metro, 7 Lydney Place, Porirua
Entry by koha

Heat two
Sunday, 9 September at 4.00pm
The Ballroom Cafe, 9 Riddiford Street, Newtown Entry by koha

Heat three
Friday, 14 September at 8.00pm
Fringe Bar, 191 Cuba Street, Wellington
$10 entry – door sales

Regional final
Friday, 21 September at 8.00pm
Fringe Bar, 191 Cuba Street, Wellington
$10 entry – door sales


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