Windswept Slam - June

19:00 pm
21:00 pm
The Black Sparrow, Under the Embassy Theatre
10 Majoribanks St, Mt. Vic, Wellington

We are so proud to present a new friendly, inclusive space for poets to come together and share their work. The winners of each of these four slams will go through to the Wellington Regional Final at the National Library in November. Our amazing co-host and venue The Black Sparrow have snacks and special slam-cocktails to sustain you. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SLAM POETRY. All poems and poets can take part in this fun format. The point is not the points, the points are just a bit of fun. 7pm for a 7:30pm start ⏱ Koha entry - 16+ Share this event with your friends, bring your community. FOR PUNTERS: This isn't the poetry you learnt at school. It's alive. It's fun. It's relevant. FOR POETS: We'd love to hear your work. Give us an email to sign-up at This is a 3 round slam, so please bring 3 poems just in case, all 3 minutes each or under. We like to keep things fair, and since our poets are given a random order before the start of the show, if you want to participate you have to be there before we start. No props, no costumes, no music, reading your poem from a paper or phone is fine. The Black Sparrow has step-free access from Kent Terrace when you come in through the Embassy theatre doors and through the tunnel. We'd love to hear your feedback on how we can make this event better, friendlier or more accessible. Send us a message at