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17 July

Windswept Poetry Slam


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17 Jul 6 PM

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Free Event Show the price description

Koha Entry

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180 mins

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Windswept Poetry Slam

Produced by Motif Poetry

This is a free event

Motif Poetry is back at BATS with their trademark friendly and inclusive slam. With two qualifiers comes two chances to win one of six spots in the Wellington Regional Final at the National Library of New Zealand in October.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SLAM POETRY. All poems and poets can take part in this fun format. The point is not the points, the points are just a bit of fun.

  • Koha entry - Please bring cash on the day and give it directly to the Motif Poetry team.

Socially distanced to keep everyone safe.

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FOR PUNTERS: This isn't the poetry you learnt at school. It's alive. It's fun. It's relevant.

FOR POETS: We'd love to hear your work. Give us an email to sign-up at [email protected] This is a 3 round slam, so please bring 3 poems just in case, all 3 minutes each or under. We like to keep things fair, and since our poets are given a random order before the start of the show, if you want to participate you have to be there before we start.

No props, no costumes, no music, reading your poem from a paper or phone is fine and don't forget the cardinal rule, don't be a dick.

Age 14+

The points are not the point, the point is the poetry.
Slam Poetry Saying

Motif Poetry is a national poetry platform creating opportunities for poets of all backgrounds. Our work in education, leading workshops and guiding young New Zealanders from viral videos to pen and paper, sits alongside touring, collaboration and commission opportunities for poets.

Sara Hirsch - Education Director/Producer - [email protected]

Rose Northey - Producer [email protected]

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