Sat 24th Sept / 13.30-15.30 / FREE   

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Farrago Poetry 

The Art of SLAM! workshop is for any poet interested in improving their style of publicly presenting their poems, with work on performance technique and using the mic, plus writing and rewriting the all-important SLAM! winning poem! Poems can be read or performed and be in any style. Bring something from your notebook to work on or write a fresh piece on the day. Only 12 places available!


John Paul O’Neill hosts Farrago, Europe’s longest running poetry slam organisation and organises the UK SLAM! Championships. He’s toured internationally, performing throughout Europe and was the first Briton to compete in the US Slam Nationals and host the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York.

The Workshop is followed by the Jersey Festival of Words SLAM! a qualifier for the UK SLAM! Championship finals.