Are you young? 16-25 young? Do you write words? Hmm? You like similies, imagery, metaphors? Do you often say these words out loud, A Capella, with or without the use of humour/rhyme/rhythm, at/to other people, as a means to express a particular feeling you felt? (shouting whilst un-sober in a pub/student bar does not count) Would you call yourself a poet? No? Well, you should.
The Roundhouse Poetry Slam is returning this autumn. Hands down, in our opinion, the best annual slam for young people, and definitely one of the best opportunities in the country for young poets to get exposure in the London spoken word scene. Not only do you get to compete with peers on an excellent roundhouse stage, but you get to perform in front amazing writers and promoters such as Daniel Cockrill, Polarbear, David J, Inua Ellams and Kat Francois. And you get £500 cash prize. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COMPETITION IS A GOOD THING. THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS TUESDAY, JULY 24TH. DO SOMETHING, NOW.
For a more succinct summary of everything I just said, here’s last years winner, Zia Ahmed, being amazing on camera:
UPDATE: it’s FREE to enter. To apply, just send two examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 July.