Dubai Poetry Slam is a live spoken word performance competition where the audience is the judge! Entrants can speak, sing, scream, whisper, and even rap their poems, stories, lyrics, and monologues.
– Feature artist: Salem Al Attas
– Registration: First come first serve, starting from 6:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to perform, check out the local talent and learn a little more about poetry! So bring yourself, family, friends and be prepared for an awesome night!
Salem Al Attas Bio:
Salem Al Attas is the first ever Emirati slam poet. He began performance poetry in 2011 and has since competed and performed across the UAE and the United States. Salem also helps host backyard poetry and is the 2015 grand slam champion of rooftop rhythms. Al Attas mixes humour and theatrics into his memorable performances while trying to give a message.
– 5 randomly selected judges from the crowd ,YES chocolate will be thrown to select the judges
– Friends and family of performers are not allowed to be judges
– Scores are given from 0.0 – 10.0 ( Fractions encouraged)
– 3 minutes to perform your piece (No props/music)
– Exceeding the time given will deduct 0.2 for every 10 seconds
– Every cuss word will deduct 0.5 from your score ( So KEEP IT CLEAN )
– Poem must be your original work
– Storytellers are welcomed to perform ( 3 storytellers per show – 4 mins each )
– No age restrictions for performing
– Performers must NOT perform any hate speech as per the rules.
Remember: The point is not the points, the point is POETRY!
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