Shoalhaven City Council News Feed

Calling all Poets to the Annual Poetry Slam

Whether you are a new poet or an old hand at writing and celebrating poetry, the Shoalhaven is calling all poets to represent our region in the Poetry Slam.  This is your chance to showcase your wordsmith talents.

 

Shoalhaven Libraries is holding a heat of the Australian Poetry Slam on Saturday, 2 September. Registration is at 12.30 pm at Nowra Library at 10 Berry Street, Nowra. “To hold a heat of the Poetry Slam is a great honour,” said organiser Robin Sharpe from Shoalhaven Libraries.

 

To encourage poets to get involved, Nowra Library is offering a slam poetry boot camp on Friday, 1 September from 5pm – 8pm at Nowra Library to prepare people for the slam.  This is a unique opportunity to work with two of the world’s best wordsmiths Arielle Cottingham and Zohab Kahn on your writing and performance. 

 

This crash course is guaranteed to overhaul your poetry and help you deliver your words straight into the minds of your audience.  The second part of the workshop will feature professional media makers who will guide you on a step by step journey from recording to uploading your video and audio online.  The workshop is an ideal opportunity to prepare you for the Poetry Slam the following day.

 

At the Poetry Slam, performing writers are given a microphone, a live audience, and just two minutes to capture the crowd. Whether you're a poet or an audience member, you can be part of the search for the next slam champion.

 

The MC selects five judges at random from the crowd. After each performance, judges hold up score cards using a 1- 10 scale, with 10 being the highest. Of the five scores for each poet, only the middle three scores are counted. 

 

The competition runs 50 heats across city spaces and regional venues in Australia with the Shoalhaven chosen as one. There are heats in every state and territory. From each heat, two performers from each heat are chosen by their audience as local slam champions. 

 

For more information and to register for the competition visit the Australian Poetry Slam website at www.australianpoetryslam.com/nsw or to book the workshop contact Nowra Library on email library@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au or Tel: 4429 3705.

Posted in: Community
  • Calling all Poets to the Annual Poetry Slam

Untitled Document
Get Involved Get In Step Shoalhaven
Get Involved
Get Involved Shoalhaven Australia Day Awards
Get Involved
Get Involved Let's Keep In Touch
Get Involved
Get Involved Your Rates, Everybody's Future
Get Involved

Newsletters

In Your Neighbourhood
Council's Weekly Email Newsletter
Neighbourhood News
Quarterly Rates Newsletter
Gumboot News
Council's River Floodplain Newsletter

Contact Us

(02) 4429 3111
council@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au
P.O. Box 42, Nowra NSW 2541 Australia
View All Contact Details

Meetings & Agendas

View all agendas and minutes for Council and Committee meetings.
Agendas & Minutes

Newsletter Signup

Signup for our In Your Neighbourhood newsletter.

© 2017 Shoalhaven City Council
  LOGIN
Copyright  |   Privacy  |   Site Map