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The Chance To Be Champion

The Chance To Be Champion

New Zealand Poetry Slam proudly presents The Auckland Regional Slam Finals! Featuring an incredible line up of the Top 12 poets from Auckland,

special guest performances, and an unforgettable, passionate night of poetry.

Over the past six months, these poets have battled it out in our regional slam heats to win their spot in the Auckland Regional Slam Finals. The Top 12 will compete in three knockout rounds, judged by members of the audience, to determine the top 2 poets who will represent Auckland and compete against poets from across Aotearoa at the National Poetry Slam Finals.

The winner of the National Poetry Slam Finals will be crowned the 2015 New Zealand Poetry Slam Champion and win international performance opportunities and prizes.

The only national adult poetry competition in the country, New Zealand Poetry Slam brings together poets, audience members, and a chance to be crowned New Zealand National Slam Champion.

Featuring special guests Tusiata Avia and dance troupe Hopskotch!

Tusiata Avia is a poet, performer, writer and most recently, lecturer in Creative Writing at Manukau Institute of Technology. She has published 2 books of poetry: Wild Dogs Under My Skirt and Bloodclot and two children’s books. She performed Wild Dogs Under My Skirt as a one-woman poetry show around NZ and internationally for 7 years. After a long hiatus, it will be performed by 6 actors on 31 October at TAPAC, 1pm. Tusiata has held a number of writer’s fellowships and awards, including the CNZ-Fulbright Pacific Writer in Residence at the University of Hawai’i and the Janet Frame Literary Award. She travels widely, performing at poetry events and festivals all over the world.

Hopskotch Dance Crew is a small community based dance collective that comes together to work on different projects. Since they were founded in 2007 Hopskotch has aimed to push and blur boundaries between street dance and modern/contemporary dance. Hopskotch is run by its creative director Kat Walker and each member of the team contributes towards choreography and concept creation.

Auckland Regional Slam Finals
Date: 23rd October
Time: Doors 6:30pm, Show 7pm
Venue: MIT Theatre
Corner of Manukau Station Road and Davies Ave
Manukau City

Door Price: $10 students, $15 general admission
Pre-sale Tickets: $12 on EventFinder
http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2015/auckland-slam-finals/auckland/manukau-city-cbd/tickets?tref=p%3Aaucklandnzcom

Facebook: www.facebook.com/newzealandpoetryslam
Web: www.newzealandpoetryslam.com
Twitter: @NZpoetryslam

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