The Festival Poetry Slam

Date Saturday 09 June 2018
Time 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
VenueThe Crescent
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The Festival Poetry Slam


Poetry NI proudly presents The Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam!

Open to all poets, we invite you to take the mic and enter our annual poetry slam competition. Share your work in front of a lively and appreciative audience, with new readers always welcome.

To enter, just register at the start of the night; names will be drawn out at random, with each poet invited onstage to read. Available slots will be limited to 22 due to time constraints, so it’s first come, first served!

This year, the winner will receive the Brian Bailey Memorial Cup, in tribute to the much missed poet and pioneer of the Belfast live poetry scene. Poems in tribute to Brian will also be read out on the night.

For full slam rules, please see

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