GOING WEST 2017 - Poetry Slam

Sat 09 Sep

Venue Location

Civic Building, 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, Auckland

Please note there has been a change of venue, this event is now at WAITAKERE CENTRAL, West Auckland’s Civic Building in Henderson. See you there!

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Civic Building, 6 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson, Auckland

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WAITAKERE CENTRAL, West Auckland’s Civic Building in Henderson. This beautiful, sustainable building (opened in 2006) has excellent facilities, spacious council chambers for the sessions & ample space for catering and conversations. 

Located at 6 Henderson Valley Road, it has plenty of parking, is right next to the Henderson Railway Station and is directly behind the main Henderson shops.

Books and Writers Weekend Grand Slam
Director Doug Poole, MC Zane Scarborough, Guest Judges

Friday 9 Sept 8:30pm
Waitakere Central

Since 1984 when American poet Marc Smith introduced open microphone poet performance, Poetry Slams across the world have revived poetry for the people. This year Going West Poetry Slam Doug Poole, Penny Howard and Zane Scarborough will again team up to offer their signature fast-paced evening of competitive performance poetry with generous cash prizes. Bring your courage and your poems – show us your conviction and passion. Join poets from all backgrounds and beliefs, speak from your heart and tell us your story. Come, join a supportive audience and be rocked by the power, passion and poetic. 

Join us to watch the best of the best complete for fame and fortune. 
First prize $1000 • Second prize $500 • Third prize $300

Three finalists from each of four heats will compete in the Grand Final. Attendance and participation is free.

Heat 1
Thursday 24 August, 6.30pm registration for an 7pm Slam start.
Te Pou Theatre, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn

Heat 2
Wednesday 30 August, 6.30pm for a 7pm Slam Start
MIT Faculty of Creative Arts, 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara

Heat 3
Tuesday 5 September, 7.30pm registration for an 8:30pm Slam start.
Poetry Live at the Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, Ponsonby.

Heat 4
Saturday 9 September, 7.30pm registration's limited.
Waitakere Central.

Going West Poetry Slam Rules and Guidelines online at www.goingwest.co.nz 
Contact Doug Poole on: Dougpoole3@gmail.com, Cell: 021 144 6619.

More information can be found on our website: www.goingwestfest.co.nz
and on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GoingWestFest

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