Closing Party with Ellen Deckwitz & Daan Doesborgh
5.30pm- 6.30pm/ Free (Open Mic slots £5 each)
Open Space, MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Finish the Festival properly with a feast of spoken word – open mic slots for the city’s up and coming poets, hosted and followed by Dutch poetry slam legends Daan Doesborgh and Ellen Deckwitz. Both national champions in Slam Poetry in their home country, they come to Birmingham with a show put together just for us. Combining their powers, they present L&D: a Dutch supergroup of poetry slam.
Also known as the Siegfried and Roy of poetry performance, Ellen and Daan will bring you a show filled with poetry, humour, mime and Dutch folklore. Find out why people already refer to them as the bosses of spoken word! Allow them to bring you to laughter and to tears, and then join us in the bar to celebrate another great year of literature.
Tickets: Free, no need to book.
If you would like to share your poetry with an audience, we have six 3 minute slots available for our open mic which is included in this event.
Email joanne[at]birminghambookfestival.org to apply by the 1st October 2011.
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- Your Favourite Poems
- Nine Arches Press & Flarestack Poets at Ikon Bookshop
- Moving Books
- Launching a new Festival and a new Poet Laureate!
- Too Asian, Not Asian Enough: The New Anthology from Tindal Street Press
- Ian Leslie: Born Liars
- Slam! Young People Set the Mic Alight!