Get ready for The Stornoway Slam

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The Stornoway Slam the first ever poetry slam in the Hebrides will take place in the Woodlands Centre on Saturday 16th January.

The organiser, local performance poet Kirsty Nicolson, calling on all spoken word enthusiasts said: “The Isle of Lewis has produced some world class poets, as performance poetry is having a huge popularity surge right now, it seems only fitting that a slam happens in Stornoway.”

Kirsty continues: “During a slam event, entrants have three minutes to deliver an original spoken word poem to an audience.

“Poems are then reviewed by a panel of carefully selected judges and judged on content, quality, and audience reaction.”

Would be participants, are encouraged to write three poems, with the winner of The Stornoway Slam automatically qualifying for the Scottish Poetry Slam championship in February, and the winner of the Scottish Championship will compete for the Slam World Title.

If you would like to participate in The Stornoway Slam, Kirsty can be contacted at: