The SLAMbassadors Sessions

To further celebrate a decade of the youth slam championships, the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden will be hosting a NEW and innovative monthly live event in the basement.

As you can see from a quick browse through the headings of this blog site The SLAMbassadors Sessions aims to create a dynamic, experimental and open space in which those spoken word artists who have participated since 2002 can share their work.

Hosted by Joelle Taylor, poet and Artistic Director of the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadors UK, this monthly event will showcase new work by emerging poets and spoken word artists, alongside more established poets wanting to support or try out fresh material. It will be a radical and supportive space, in which artists will collaborate, exchange ideas, strengthen workshop facilitation skills and develop new solo and group shows. As well as this it will be a forum with an emphasis on developing each of the poet’s portfolios, supported by video, photography and podcasts, and considering the possibilities of publication open to spoken word artists. The event is preceeded by a Master Class also led by Joelle Taylor aimed at stimulating new work.

Contact jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk for places in the workshop.

Event: Free to SLAM participants/ £3 punters. Master Class by registration only.

The Poetry Cafe

22 Betterton Street

Covent Garden

London WC2H 9BX

7 February 7.30pm