Highlights from SlamJam 2018
SlamJam is a performance based writing competition for secondary school students. Follow this link for the 2018 SlamJam Showreel
SlamJam is a performance based writing competition for secondary school students. Choosing to write a poem, a story or a dramatic monologue, students consider the effect they want to have on an audience, and craft their writing accordingly. Then, with feedback from their peers, they rehearse their performance until it has the desired effect.
Here is the SlamJam 2018 Showreel
There are few rules: performances must last no more than 3 minutes; and no costumes or props are allowed. It is all about the quality of the writing, and of the performance. The process is ultimately competitive, but the journey is about the enjoyment of creative writing, and sharing it with an audience. It builds confidence - and it’s fun!
The head judge at this year’s 2018 final was Jess Green. She is a prominent performance poet from the East Midlands whose collection of poetry ‘Burning Books’ was received to wide acclaim.
The event was held at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on June 28th
THE LAUNCH OF THE 2019 EVENT IS ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2ND