News just in!

The Shoreditch Trust will be collaborating with the Poetry Society in creating an astounding poetry/spoken word event to kick off their 5 day literature festival in the autumn. We can’t give any more details at the moment – except to say that STAR LIT have commissioned 5 SLAMbassadors to write original performance poems that they will perform at the opening night, alongside major UK poets like Michael Rosen.

This goes a little way toward proving the longevity and sustainability of the SLAMbassadors UK project. It is not about finding and nurturing new poets, then leaving them stuttering on an empty stage – but about our continued support, and continued cultural investment.

And a new generation are coming up! Watch the films over the summer and autumn in your school/youth club/library and select those that you want to win. Follow their progression through the ranks – until they finally hit the stage with tongues running on November 16th 2009.

Can’t think how to get involved? Email Joelle.

Got a poem but no camera? Again, email Joelle and she will film you!