• WORD!Slam is WORD!s annual poetry slam competition. Launched in 2018 following the success of WORD!'s inaugural 'East Midlands Poetry Slam',  WORD!Slam takes place in November at Leicester's  Y Theatre.

    Hosted by Lydia Towsey, previous co-hosts include Rob Gee and Jamie Thrasivoulous, as well as previous headliners, Jess Green (BBC Slam Champion 2019) and the internationally acclaimed founder of Slambassadors, Joelle Taylor.

    Two runners-up receive book hampers, courtesy of Burning Eye Books. The winner takes it all with a cash prize, WORD! trophy and future paid WORD! gig. In addition to WORD!Slam, WORD! also delivers workshops around each slam date, including a bespoke project for young people in residence at The Y.

    For more information or to get involved, drop a line to [email protected]