Blue Mountains City Library, The Winter Magic Festival and Word Travels presents the
2012 Australian Poetry Slam.
The Katoomba Heat will be held at the
Carrington Hotel Ballroom on
Thursday June 21, from 7pm.
Sign-up sheets will be available from 6.30pm.
Wordsmith Miles Merrill will be the host for the evening.
Poetry slams are an international performance phenomenon. Started in 1986 in a Chicago jazz club, slams were created to make poetry more exciting for a broader audience. They are a fast, feisty and frenetic way of delivering poetry. The competitive nature of battling it out with words allows for plenty of audience entertainment. Similar to MCs fighting the contest out with rap, this is a way to show what you’ve got in a short space of time. Beginners can blow everyone away, regulars get a chance to be fresh and anyone can be in it.
For more information on the Australian Poetry Slam visit the website http://australianpoetryslam.com.
This is a free event with lots of audience participation.