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You too could do slam poetry. Don’t know what it is or how to do it. You’ve come to the right place.
What is Slam Poetry?
Slam poetry is performance-based art and the poem is through speech and performance instead of conveying it as the written word.
You watch instead of read the poem.
Slam poetry is not rapping
People often confuse slam poetry with rapping. It’s not. Slam poetry is done without the aid of music or props.
Slam poetry doesn’t rely on rhyme. It can rhyme – and it’s also fine if it doesn’t.
Slam poets are scored on a scale of 1-10 by audience members.
The mixture of content with the passionate gesturing and performing makes it great conduit for expressing a whole gamut of human emotions and debate on social issues.
Slam Poetry prize-winning poet and educator Sarah Temporal will take you through the steps of slam poetry in a fun and inclusive workshop.
You will leave the workshop with a new spoken-word creation ready to enter the Kyogle Writers Festival poetry slam on Sunday where the audience judge the poetry.
On the day, you have the microphone for two minutes to respond to ‘What’s your story?’
Slam Poetry workshop on Saturday 14 May 14 at 11am-12.30pm. Book here. Tickets $20
Workshop is being held at the Laneway Community Space, 161 Summerland Way, Kyogle
Then on Sunday at the Roxy Gallery UQP Stage from 4-5pm.
The open mic event is free.
Here are some videos of slam poets.