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First Fridays: Derby Poetry Festival Poetry Slam – Derby Museums

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Who will be crowned the 2023 slam winner? Could it be you?!

Derby Poetry Festival presents the annual Derby Adult Slam, hosted by Derby Museums.

Often referred to simply as ‘Slam’, a Poetry Slam is a competitive form of poetry where participants write on any topic they chose and are scored on their writing and performance, as well as their ability to keep to a set time limit, with a winner walking away with the title.

Although a competition, oftentimes you’ll hear the mantra “the point is not the points, the point is the poetry”. Slam brings out raw and emotional responses to relevant topics, to both the writer and the current social situation.

This year’s Slam takes place after five years of successful slams in Derby. Expect an emotive evening filled with passion, enthusiasm and joy. Hosted at a new venue, the Museum of Making, it’s always one of the liveliest nights of the festival.

Presented as part of Derby Poetry Festival 2023.

About Derby Poetry Festival

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bringing excellent work to the city. DPF has just entered its fifth year, and 2023 is set to be bigger and better than ever.

We work with local, national and international talent to build a community of like-minded individuals to create a wonderful literary festival.

Derby Poetry Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and presented in partnership with Cathedral Quarter Derby.

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