We have waited a long time. There have been sleeping bags outside the office for months. Strangers have been selling tickets at inflated prices via dubious websites. But I can now confirm:
SLAMbassadors UK is open for entries!!
The dust covers are being whipped from their microphones as I type, and talent scouts are searching the grim lipped streets of the UK for the next stars in spoken word. Make sure you are one of them. Enter. All you need to do is write an original spoken word piece around the theme of Identity. Then upload it to You Tube tagging it ‘SLAMbassadors 2013’. When you have done that email me the link, plus an Entry Form you can get full details from this site).
This year the final showcase will be held at the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, London on November 1st. The winners will attend an intensive masterclass in spoken word to enable them to create their first full length set. They will premiere their sets alongside established spoken word artists and a very special secret guest.
The closing date will be September 15th 2013.
If you need some inspiration check out the video links, and the SLAMbassador Sessions playlists. Better still, write a list of all those things you would re-write if you had the power to. Now imagine you do have that power. Now write.