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LGBTFQIA+ POETRY NightHDL PRIDE MOTIF logo 200x243

Saturday 18th June

6pm for a 6.15pm start

Motif Poetry and Hastings Library are excited to present a special, one-off, free Pride Poetry Night right here in the Bay! Hosted by UK Slam Champion Sara Hirsch and featuring wordsmiths from around Hawke's Bay, this will be spoken word at its biggest and best.

Come and watch poets perform their work at Hastings Library of Pride. All LGBTFQIA+ identifying writers and performers are welcome to sign up, including allies standing in solidarity with the rainbow community.

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This is a supportive, inclusive space for poets of all genders, sexualities and backgrounds to come together and share their work. An empowered platform to celebrate diversity and love of all kinds.

For more information email sara@motifpoetry.co.nz or register using the link on this page.

Admission/Ticket info: FREE but limited numbers - register your place today 

Under 16s must be accompanied by a caregiver.

This isn't the poetry you learnt at school. It's alive. It's fun. It's relevant.

Come along and watch, cheer for your favourite turns of phrase, and experience spoken-word art in support of our rainbow community.

Admission: FREE but limited numbers so register your place today

Under 16s must be accompanied by a caregiver

We'd love to hear your work, no matter your experience.

Poems don't have to be rainbow themed and can be about anything at all, but we definitely welcome relevant poems to help celebrate pride month.

Everyone is welcome to perform, no matter whether you are in the rainbow community, as long as every poet stands in solidarity with us and stands against hate and oppression.

You could even win a prize just for taking part!

If you are keen to have a go, or just want to find out more, drop us an email - sara@motifpoetry.co.nz. There are limited spots to slam so get in quick!

This is not a slam, so rules around performance are more relaxed. If you only have one poem to share, that’s fine. You can bring one or two poems, each three minutes or under. Poems should be your own original work, but you can share one poem by someone else if you clearly acknowledge the poet(s) who wrote it.

We like to keep things fair, and since our poets are given a random order before the start of the show, if you want to participate you have to be there before we start.

Props, costumes, and music are okay, as long as you’re ready to go when it’s your turn, and each poem is still under 3 minutes including any music. Reading your poem from a paper or phone is fine and don't forget the cardinal rule: don't be a dick.

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