Dreading Slam is a friendly, open mic poetry competition, we welcome poets of all standards, as well as any audience who want the chance to appreciate live poetry. The reason for having a competition, is to encourage the poet to perform work which connects with the audience.
Each poet reads 2 of their own poems (max 3 minutes) these are scored out of ten by three members of the audience who have volunteered to be judges. Top three poets qualify for a final, to find the best poet in Berkshire (for few weeks).
Dreading Slam meets on the First Sunday of each month at the Rising Sun Arts Centre. Cans and bottles of beer/ cider etc. are on sale and also tea and coffee. There is no food on sale.
This could be an intriguing evening, budding poets always welcome, althought you are not required to participate.
Long standing Spice member Richard Stephenson is one of the organisers of the event and is very keen to get more people involved.