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Some of Bristol’s finest wordsmiths go head-to-head to be crowned champion, plus a feature set from Olivia Gatwood.

The inaugural Bristol Annual Poetry Slam, presented in collaboration with esteemed poetry slam organisation Hammer and Tongue. This will feature some of the finest performers in the region who qualified for the final, all going head to head to be crowned Bristol Festival Slam Champion 2019. The event will feature a set from phenomenal US poet Olivia Gatwood, whose brilliant work has accumulated millions of views online.

Presented as part of Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival:

Lyra is Bristol’s brand new poetry festival, supported by Arts Council England. We are proud to present a festival programme which captures the variety of modern poetry in terms of its style and presentation.