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Liverpool's Only Regular Poetry and Spoken Word Slam!

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Poets will slam it out for the glory to win a gift hamper containing books, records and concert tickets, winning(considering its previously unpublished) poem/s featured in the forthcoming issues of 'Lastbench' and a place in grand finale where they will be contesting for the title of The 'Headliner', a cute/ugly award display and various promotional incentives including featured slots in poetry gigs including our own OPEN MIC@Bombed Out Church

PLUS! The winner of the final will have a chapbook of selected poems published by Anitivirus Publication, which is a non-profit organisation run by artists.

To enter please e-mail:
(The poets will draw from a hat if the interest is higher than maximum number of contestant-slot)

free entry for all


1. Poetry must be your own original work

2. No singing or props.

3. There will be only one round.

4. Poets have 3 minutes to perform their poetry. The clock starts starts from the very first thing you say - including hi or the noise made from clearing throat..

Points will be deducted for over-running as follows:

1-9 seconds minus 1 point.

10-19 seconds minus 2 points.

20-29 seconds minus 3 points.

30 seconds minus 4 points, host will stop you, you’ll be judged on your incomplete poem.

5. The poets will be scored out of 10 in two categories. Written content & quality of performance. The highest total score over both rounds goes through to the final

6. If you don't win the first slam you can compete in any of the other upcoming monthly slams. BUT you cannot perform the same poems again

7. Judges will be randomly chosen from the audience and the score they provide will be displayed instantly after the performance, however, the winner will be announced at the end of the night.

Open Mic:
Please enlist on the door. First come first serve basis. Max 5 minutes slot.

Shadowed by Tanvir Ratul

Time: 7:30pm (Monthly Slam & Open Mic)

The Drunken Scholar

Oldham Street / Roscoe Street, Liverpool, L1 2SU, GB

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Monthly Event (Usually held every 3rd Monday of each month)

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Upcoming dates for Liverpool Slam "Headliners"

Liverpool Slam "Headliners" on 21st May 2018 19:30

Liverpool Slam "Headliners" on 18th June 2018 19:30

Liverpool Slam "Headliners" on 16th July 2018 19:30

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