Poetry Slam is the competitive format taking the world by storm. A high energy, often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking event where performance poets are judged by random members of the audience in an arbitrary but totally engaging way. All year there have been heats at BATS, Te Papa and the Fringe Bar, and now each of these monthly winners will come together underneath the National Library to compete to be Wellington’s 2021 Poetry Slam Champion.
Glory will be heaped upon the winners, including the chance to travel to Christchurch to compete for the title of New Zealand Slam Champion, and an invitation to perform at Verb Writers & Readers Festival. Bring your friends and whānau for a raucously wordy night out. Tickets on sale now.
Under Covid Delta Alert Level 2, we will be limiting numbers for this event. Please buy a ticket in advance of the event.
Please also be aware that events at the National Library look a little different under Delta Alert Level 2.
• You will be required to wear a mask.
• Please socially distance 2 m from strangers.
• For this event, please enter the Library via Aitken Street.
• In order to assist our Library team with keeping all of our guests safe,
please be ready to register with contract tracing, and move straight
into the Auditorium.
• If you feel unwell, please stay home.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Library.
NOTE: the National Library is fully wheelchair accessible. Please see the following page to download an accessibility map for the venue: https://natlib.govt.nz/he-tohu/visit