Indies Qualifier Slam – now in January!

November 15, 2015

Every year the London Poetry Slam names a poet who travels to Vancouver in April to represent our fine city and slam at the Canadian Individial Poetry Slam (Indies/CIPS), part of Verses Festival.

Last year in February ten top poets from our standings battled it out in our first ever Indies Qualifier Slam, a 1-2-3 style slam (each poet performed a 1 min, 2 min, and 3 min poem, mimicking the format of Indies in which poets perform 1-2-3-4 minute poems in preliminary rounds).

Our first Indies Qualifier Slam was a huge success, and of course, we’re going to do it again!

But this year, we’re moving the competition to January, for two reasons: 1. The winning poet will have an extra month to gather funds to travel to Vancouver, and 2. Spacing out the Indies slam and our April Finals slam, both of which look to the top ten poets in our standings.

SO… if you’re interested in competing for the chance to rep London Poetry Slam at a national festival in Vancouver in late April 2016, get yourself up on our stage and earn those points! Qualifying poets will be notified after our December slam and will be asked to confirm or deny their participation in the Indies Qualifier Slam, and points from that slam will NOT count towards our season slam standings.

Any questions? Email londonpoetryslam@gmail.com