Calling all poets and wordsmiths!

Poetry Slam Opens on August 26- National Poetry Day!

Calling all WOMAD’s wordsmiths to bring their lyrical musings to their feet. This is a competition of poetry as a performance, a celebration of beats, verse, quips and rhythms,  that take poems from the page to the stage.

As part of the World of Words programme, the WOMAD Poetry Slam 2023 showcases performance poets, putting them in the spotlight on the World of Words Stage, Kunming Garden

The audience response plays an essential role in the judges’ scoring - so get along and cheer on this poetic jamboree.

 THE SLAM SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 18 - 4 pm, Kunming Garden

The contestants, festival-goers, will deliver their original spoken words in the hope of being crowned the WOMAD Slam Champ. WOMAD audience response plays an essential role in the judges’ scoring - so get along and cheer on this poetic fiesta.

Up for grabs are two three day VIP WOMAD 2024 tickets!

 Poets will be judged on:

 - Execution

- Content

- Audience response

Sunday, March 19 - 4 pm, Kunming Garden

The WOMAD Slam Champ will perform their winning piece, followed by a slam session from our world-renowned judges and seasoned slammers.

Prepare to be surprised, entertained and provoked by their moments of lyrical genius, their passionate prose and their rhythmic rhymes.

* Please note - Poetry Slam entrants are responsible for purchasing their own WOMAD ticket/s.