Poetry Slams don’t leave poems on a page but bring them to sweaty, funny, moving, compelling, hysterical and captivating life. Poet, MC, Comedienne, Actor, Social Commentator, TV Presenter, Improviser, and all round show off Penny Ashton will be hosting WOMADs first poetry slam along with judges Mohamed Hassan and Carrie Ridzinski
Do you have what it takes to be the first ever WOMAD Slam champ? Ever wanted to perform on a fabled WOMAD stage? Well calling all poets to enter the inaugural WOMAD Poetry Slam! A performance poetry competition with a chance to win two x adult 3 day tickets to WOMAD 2018.Anyone can enter the competition which will see 7 names drawn from a hat by MC Penny Ashton, to compete in two rounds to gain the title.
Ranked 4th in the world at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam, Carrie Rudzinski has taught Spoken Word courses at California State University Northridge and Manukau Institute of Technology. Featured in Bustle, Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue, she has performed her work in 5 countries and almost all 50 of the United States.
Mohamed Hassan is a poet, podcast producer and journalist at Radio New Zealand. He is a TEDx speaker, co-founder of the Waxed Poetic Revival, and the 2015 National Poetry Slam Champion. Last year he was NZ's first representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Arizona, where he ranked 23rd in the world, and released his first collection of poetry 'A Felling of Things'.