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Dreading Slam at The Rising Sun

open mic poetry

First Sunday of each month at 19:30

Dreading Slam is a friendly, open mic poetry competition, we welcome poets of all standards, as well as any audience who want the chance to appreciate live poetry. The reason for having a competition, as this encourages the poet to perform work which connects with the audience.

Each poets reads 2 of their own poems (max 3 minutes) these are scored out of ten by three members of the audience who have volunteered to be judges. Top three poets qualify for a final, to find the best poet in Berkshire (for few weeks).


Dreading Slam meets on the First Sunday of each month at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver St Reading, RG1 2ST