BBC Slam Poetry Competition

Well this is exciting! DorkyDad has been asked to compere the first ever BBC Poetry Slam at the Edinburgh Fringe. The list of poets taking part is AMAZING, and hopefully it’ll take slam poetry to an entirely new audience.

It’s going to take place over five evenings – with six poets taking part each night for the first four nights, and then a grand final on the last night featuring the winners. Full details are below – it would be fantastic to see a supportive audience along for this, so please feel free to share.

Slam Poetry at the BBC Venue, Potterrow 

Saturday August 13th – Wednesday August 17th, 6.45-8pm

Compere: Young Dawkins

Saturday August 13th: Jenny Lindsay, Alan Young, Danny Mullins, Tickle McNichol, Jane Overton, Tim Turnbull

Sunday August 14th: Anita Govan, Bram Gieben, Sam Birchall, Anne Connolly, Alec Beattie, Rose Fraser

Monday 15th August: Stephen Ferguson, Sophia Walker, Robin Cairns, Lois Wilson, Chris Young, Annie Phetamine

Tuesday 16th August: Harry Giles, Yingyue Han, Kevin Cadwallender, Graeme Hawley, John Smallshaw, Colin Storrie

Wednesday 17th August: THE FINAL

I’ve tried to include links to other events that these poets are doing… if I’ve missed any please let me know.)

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  1. Pingback: Life with A Poet at the Edinburgh Fringe | dorkymum

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