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Poets get ready to slam it

ON THE MIC: Slam master David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger.
ON THE MIC: Slam master David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger. Contributed

WORDSMITHS from across Ipswich will be making their way to the Squealing Pig next weekend for the local heat of the Woodford Poetry Slam.

From 2pm on Sunday, November 25, local poets will take the stage of the Top of Town pub competing for a performance spot at the Woodford Folk Festival.

The top three competitors from the event will go on to represent the city at the slam final at the Folk Festival on New Year's Eve.

Slam poetry is a live, spoken-word competition covering all forms, such as poetry, hip-hop and theatre, where each entrant "slams" their words for two minutes to a live audience.

The competition at the Squealing Pig will feature a performance from renowned slam poet and slam MC David "Ghostboy" Stavanger as well as a special guest appearance by ACT poet and Australian Poetry Slam grand finalist Adam Hadley.

Ghostboy is one of the biggest names in slam poetry in the state, co-ordinating the Woodford Slam as well as the Queensland heats and final of the Australian Poetry Slam.

Registration will be from 1.30pm on Sunday with the first 16 people to sign up to take up the microphone for two minutes with their best verses and rhymes.

The winner at Woodford will win $100 cash, have their name engraved on the perpetual Woodford Slam Trophy and win a season pass to Woodford Folk Festival valued at $480.

The competition will run from 2pm to 4pm, with registrations from 1.30pm, while the poetry slam is open to anyone.

Topics:  woodford folk festival



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