Friday, September 14, 2012

It's Slammin' Time! NZ Poetry Slam - ChCh Final

It's that time again - the NZ Poetry Slam comes to town to sort out the poseurs from the poets.

The Christchurch Poetry Slam is once again being hosted by Catalyst at the Pegasus Arms Vespa Room upstairs on Tuesday 2nd October.

It was the Christchurch Slam last year that launched Catalyst's tenure at the Peg and we filled the room - the audience were not disappointed either as an incredible night's worth of poetry was thrown down before the top 3 were chosen to represent our rumpled city at the National Slam Final in Wellington.  On that occasion Andrew Coyle, Ben Brown and Danielle O'Halloran won the judges hearts and minds to become the first Canterbury Dream Team and the only South Island contingent at the national final.  This year the South Island will be beefed up by the presence of a Nelson team in Wellington.

So come on and give your poetry the ultimate test - Slam-styles. Or if the competition isn't your thing come along and support the brave few and help us whoop it up at the Pegasus Arms.

See here for the official NZ Poetry Slam rules - these will apply without exception - we suggest you read it thoroughly!

Christchurch Poetry Slam
Tuesday 2nd October, sign up from 7pm
Pegasus Arms upstairs - Vespa Room
be prepared to perform at least 3 poems of no more than 3 minutes each - SLAM RULES

Monday, September 03, 2012

Next Catalyst Open Mic - Tues 4th Sept, 8pm, Pegasus Arms upstairs

No sooner has the dust settled on Survivor Poetry 2012 and the Christchurch Writers Festival then we're straight into business as usual with a Catalyst Poetry Open Mic night.

Tuesday 4th September, 8pm
Vespa Room - Pegasus Arms upstairs
14 Oxford Tce

Bring your poetry, sense of humour, drinkin' glasses, whatever.

We'll be there, survivin' and strivin', writin' and readin' - every month it's a writers' festival for us.

P.S. stay tuned for an announcment on the Christchurch Heat of the NATIONAL POETRY SLAM...