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Dreading Slam at The Rising Sun

Help Make Poetry Fun

2 Jan 2023-1 Jan 2024

Held on the first Sunday of each month at 7.30pm Dreading Slam is a friendly, open mic poetry competition hosted by The Legend that is Richard Stephenson. Poets compete against each other to be considered the best poet in Berkshire, (for a few weeks), by connecting with the audience and impressing the randomly selected judges with their work. The winner gets the opportunity to compete in the Grand Slam in January 2024 to be crowned the Dreading Slam Champion for a year.
Dreading Slam welcomes poets of all standards along with those who wish to join the audience for an evening of live poetry. In addition to the main event there will be the chance to read non competitively any poem (yours or any favourite up to 3 minutes in length) or to take part in our lively quick fire round of short poems usually based on a theme.
If you wish to take part in the Poetry Slam please bring 3 poems of your own work (up to a maximum of 3 minutes in length) and make yourself known to the organisers.
To learn more about Dreading Slam and to keep up to date with all of our events follow us on:-
Facebook: Dreading Poetry Slam
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