Part of FIRESIDE and Bleach* Festival 2021
Listen Up! A wild bunch of free-wheeling wordsmiths of wisdom are hitting the stage for a night of slam poetry with a difference.
Hosted by award-winning comedian Jenny Wynter, Gran Slam Live stars a razor-sharp collective of poets between 65 and 99 years young, who will battle it out to take home a cash and publishing prize.
Special guests include, Matt Hsu, a Taiwanese-Australian composer and musician who will create a one-man ‘Obscure Orchestra’ with instruments and sounds from around the world, providing a one-of-kind soundtrack to cheer on our one-of-a kind poets.
We also welcome David Stavanger, all-round legend of Australian spoken-word and Project Manager at Red Room Poetry alongside Tenzin Choegyal, renowned Tibetan musician and poetic elder himself. Tenzin will premiere a brand-new piece commissioned by Red Room Poetry reflecting on his journey, wisdom, age and connection to his homeland Tibet from which he has been displaced from since the age of four.
Gran Slam Live promises to be an entertaining night out of musical delights, poetic storytelling, intimate reflections and hilarious insights into life, ageing, freedom, riding skateboards, setting sail into a misty sea of metaphors.
Interesting in getting involved? Check out our Gran Slam Meet Up and Masterclass