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The official qualifying rounds for the 2019 Festival Slam, ahead of the evening finals.

Presented in collaboration with Hammer and Tongue, these free afternoon events will see some of the region’s finest poets competing for a place in the evening grand slam final. Come along to cheer on the poets as they bring their finest work to the stage, and see which artists qualify for the finals later in the day.

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.