Poetry Slam


Join us for the annual Poetry Slam competition on campus. We have international guest judges, awesome prizes for the top three competitors as well as free pizza and a cash bar on the night, all tied together with amazing student talent and spoken word performances.

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Event information

Auditions have closed and it was a tough choice but we have selected our top 10 finalists! This will be an amazing competition with a great mixture of sharp, rhythmic, raw, funny, serious and upbeat poetry. We guarantee that you will be swept up in each performance as our competitors step up to the mic.

Come along and watch the amazing talent that the University of Auckland has on campus!

We will have wonderful performances not only from our top 10 competitors but also from our international and published guest judges.  

If you enjoy intellectually stimulating material, ranging from hilarious and whimsical to sassy and political you need to join us.
Doors will open from 6.15pm for free pizza and a cash bar and the competition will be underway at 7pm. 

Date: Friday 13 May
Doors open: 6.15pm for free pizza and cash bar
Slam start time: 7pm
Venue: B28, Library Basement, General Library (Building 109)
Cost: Free for University of Auckland students and staff (University ID required).
$6 entry for the wider community - payment on the night, Eftpos only.

Limited seating is available on the night so get there early!

Poetry Slam 2015

A huge congratulations to the overall winner Vanessa Crofskey and to everyone who competed – your enthusiasm and passion helped make it a great night!