Spoken Word Competition

Spoken Word Competition: Calling emerging poets, rappers and spoken word artists

Talawa has an opportunity for young poets to perform before our new show, Bite Your Tongue.

We are looking for under 25s to write (or present an existing piece) of poetry around the theme: Bite Your Tongue. You can write about freedom of speech, political correctness, an inability to speak out, anything that comes to your mind when you think about the phrase Bite Your Tongue. We’re looking for artists who can create an atmosphere through words; the piece should take the audience on a journey.

The maximum length of the piece should be no longer than 5 minutes.

How to apply             Send your poem as a document or a video of you performing it to gail@talawa.com, entitled ‘TYPT: 17, Poetry Competition’

Deadline                     Monday 28 August, 6pm

Performances            Thursday 31 August, Friday 1 or Saturday 2 September 2017, 7.30pm at Hackney Showroom


  • Please make sure you are able to perform at one of the following slots, and confirm which you are available for. We regret that we cannot consider your entry if you are unavailable to perform. We want to showcase you!

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