Bellingen Poetry Slam, The Bellingen Memorial Hall, Friday June 7, at 7.30p.m.

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Poetry Slam Rules

The Bello Poetry Slam is on again at The Bellingen Memorial Hall, June 7, at 7.30p.m. We extend the invitation for poets, and wordsmiths of all descriptions to get writing and practising!

It’s the same format as previous years, prepare 3 poems of 3 minutes (maximum) for 3 possible rounds … i.e. ONLY 17 slammers start in round one, 10 get through to the second round and 5 to the final round. The poems must be original and have not been winners in other Spoken Word competitions. You will be judged (judges picked spontaneously on the night) on 3 main criteria, the subject form of the poem; your performance delivery and the audience reaction.

Registration is free – Ticket for event required.

You must register with your details by emailing:


Poetry Slam MC

International slam artist, Zohab Zee Khan will be hosting the 2019 Poetry Slam. No stranger to this event, Zohab co-hosted in 2015 with Justin Brow. After making his mark in 2014 when he won the Australian Poetry Slam, Zohab has never stopped travelling. He hosts events and conducts workshops across Australia and the world, from the U.K to Indonesia, China, New Zealand and just recently, in Japan. His unfailing belief in the power of spoken word poetry to inspire change, confront social issues, challenge and educate is evidenced in the energy and passion of his performances.

… “It is with regret that the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival must announce that Elizabeth Routledge will not be able to host this year’s Poetry Slam. We wish Liz all the best in her new position and offer our admiration and gratitude for her amazing contribution to this event over many years which has made it one of the most popular nights in the Bellingen community calendar.”