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Meta-slam V2.1 Featuring Leilah King and Ruari Quinn

Friday 28 June, 2019 @ 19:00 - 22:30


Meta-Slam is a competition where 8 poets will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants to compete for a £50 headlining set in the heart of Bristol.

We strive to make the event as close as possible to a fair and balanced cometition where pure lyrical skill and poetic crafstamnship are rewarded in a big way for those with the resolve to step up to the mic and give their best performance.

After 2, 4 person heats, the winners of each heat will go head to head in a climactic final round to become our Meta-Slam champion!

Also joining us as our headliners for the evening:

Leilah King:

Leilah Jane King is a footballer and Bristol-based poet unearthing her Iranian heritage. She grapples with life’s turmoil making light of family, love, and sexuality. Her poetry is comedic yet painfully reflective sharing her experiences of prejudice, conflict and mental health. Her debut pamphlet Midnight Picnics in Tehran is coming out this summer with Burning Eye Books.

Ruari Quinn:

A guy who started performing poetry in 2015 after he discovered it was easier than standup.
A fan of comedy and wordplay, he describes his work as “put something inspiring there, say that instead of this bit”.
He is to conventional poetry what a blender is to a goldfish, put your hands together and apart in rapid clap-like procession for Ruari Quinn!

Entry is £5 on the door for everyone, competitor or not, so tell your friends and come share an amazing night of poetry with us.

Want to enter the slam? Here’s a few things to know:

Just send us a message at email hidden; JavaScript is required with your name and preferred method of contact, after which we’ll let fate decide our slammers during our “random pick live stream” later this month….

See you there!


Friday 28 June, 2019
19:00 - 22:30
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Bristol, BS2 8JW United Kingdom
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