Roll up for the Malton festival poetry slam

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The Speakers’ Corner, the team behind York's monthly poetry and performance nights, have got together with the organisers of the second Malton literature festival to present a poetry slam with cash prizes for the winning poets.

Speakers' Corner host Andy Humphrey will be MC for the night. There will be a special performance from guest judge Tristram Fane Saunders, who has performed at Latitude and supported Luke Wright on his recent tour.

Andy said: "We had a superb turn-out for the York poetry slam in March, when 31 poets went head-to-head to win the accolade of York poetry slam champion. I hope those poets who ventured down our way in March will be willing to head a little bit further up the A64 for what promises to be a spectacular night of the spoken word."

It  takes place on Saturday 22 October at Suddaby's bar, 12 Wheelgate, Malton YO17 7HP. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Tickets at £2 can be bought on the door, in advance from Malton's tourist information office (telephone 01653 600 048) or reserved by emailing Performers can sign up on the door for a 3-minute slot. For more information email

The literature festival takes place from 21-23 October and features workshops, performances, author interviews, readings, and the announcement of the winners of this year's open creative writing competitions. 

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