Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010

Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010
Taking Home The World Cup!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Poetry Reading last Friday of the Month in Bello Feb 25, 2011

This month we will meet at the Bellingen Bowling Club ... we want to kick off at 7 PM ... See you there!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Distinktion Slam Rules!


1. Poetry is original, written & performed by poet.

2. Poet must have 3 poems prepared - in case they get through each round!

3. Poets must supply Titles of said poems. (Poets don't have to stick to these ...)

4. Poetry should be learnt and performed. NOT read (Poets will lose marks if they read, unless they are really, really good!).

5. No poems that have previously WON in other Slam Events can be used.

6. Judges will be briefed on looking at; content, performance skills and audience reaction to the poems.

7. Judges chosen from audience (2) must not be partners, family or best mates with the poets!

8. People's choice will be chosen by audience vote (1 per person)

9. Poems must be 3 minutes or less otherwise you will lose points! (You are not penalized for being under time, if you have a fantastic 1 minute poem... all good!)

10. No heckling during performance!! (Audience)Poets may heckle whenever they like !

11. No props, beat boxes, music, visual aids ... just you and your voice!

Numbers limitied for Distinktion Poetry Slam!

The maximum registrations for the event will be 20, ten will go through to the 2nd round and 5 to the last round!

We already have 4 registrations including the dynamic Robin Archbold!

Remember you have to be prepared with 3 poems that are maximum 3 mins long!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our own Marty Guy is sponsoring the Peoples Choice award of $200!!

Get ready for a great night April 8th, 8pm at the Bellingen Bowling Club! We already have a couple of registrati0ns for the Slam ... remember spots are limited to 20 poets, and you must have performance ready 3 poems , no more than 3 minutes long !! Tooo Easy!

Register your details with Liz at ( I just need name /phone/ email / address ). $10 payable on the night.

Details about the Slam ... i.e. rules etc will be at from Feb 15

Don't miss out!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Poetry Slam Update!

Details for registration / rulesfor the Slam will be up on the BRWF web site in the next week, but basically you will be directed to register with me by emailing with your details. Basically there will be a registration fee of $10 for poets entering the competition, payable on the night. Numbers will be limited so get in quickly; because it is all happening on the one night there will be a cut off at 20 poets and round 2 will be culled by the judges to 10, then round 3, 5 poets.

Two of the judges will be taken from the audience on the night. there will be an entry fee of $5 to the Bowlo on the night. Our very own Marty Guy is sponsoring The Peoples Choice award with a generous offer of $200. Bellingen Cellars on Hyde St is providing $100 for the runner up!

We hope all you local poets will support the event... that some of you will enter in to the comp and look to setting a good standard for making it bigger and better in 2012.

Bello Bards will also have some time in the tent that will be in the park opposite the Mem hall on the Saturday of the BRWF, so if you find that the Slam is a bit overwhelming you might want to read then.

We will need assistance on the night ... time keeper / score keeper, sound person, on the door etc so any volunteers will be most welcome.

Cheers Liz