Monday, April 11, 2005

Oxford Literary Festival

The Oxford Literary Festival is on at the moment. Because I have a job and a bunch of other commitments this is essentially passing me by. However, this Friday night the Hammer and Tongue folk are putting on a poetry slam.

Details are as follows:

A Celebration of Oxford's Live Poetry Community
8-11 pm £7.50 Holywell Music Room
A live literature revolution is taking hold in Oxford. At its centre is Hammer and Tongue, the U.K.’s largest poetry slam—a monthly live poetry competition with an international reputation. Mixing hip-hop, humour and raw emotion, Slam is a spoken word sport in which the audience judges—like Pop Idol for poets but with real soul. Hammer and Tongue present a special showcase slam, inviting you to judge and enjoy some of the best new live voices. Compèred by award-winning poets Steve Larkin and Jim Thomas, the evening features Dreadlock Alien, shortMAN, Sophia Blackwell, A. F. Harrold, Inspiyah, Rapunzel Wizard, Stephen Hancock, Peter Wyton, AYM, Claire Fauset, Lizzie Mc, Joe Butler, Laura King, Dave Todd, Tabitha Troughton, John Hoggett , Richard Brotherton and George Roberts.

Come along and while you're there, buy The Nail. It's the Hammer and Tongue magazine. I'm in it. As a reviewer. No, I do not receive any royalties.

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