HOW IT WORKS!
STAGE 1 - QUALIFYING SLAM
The Qualifiers will be held in Lahore, Islamabad & Karachi from September - December 2016. Each city will host 2 Qualifiers. Up to 20 people can sign up for each qualifier! Top 5 winners from each Qualifying Slam move on to the Final City Slam.
STAGE 2 - FINAL CITY SLAM
The Final City Slams will take place in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi between January & February 2017. Top 4 from each City will move onto the NATIONAL SLAM in 2017.
STAGE 3 - NATIONAL SLAM (LAHORE, APRIL 2017)
Top 12 poets from Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi + bonus 4 wild card poets (from areas without qualifiers) will battle it out in two rounds to win the title of Pakistan Poetry Slam CHAMPION 2017. Winner will get bragging rights for the rest of their life + prizes! Though the real winner is always POETRY!
Poems must be original pieces of work. No longer than 3 minutes. Poets must hail from the cities they represent. Poems will be scored on a scale from 1-10 by judges chosen at random from the audience. Poets must have at least 3 poems prepared. *Poems from the Qualifying Slams cannot be repeated at the Final City Slams but can be repeated at the National slam.
HOW DO YOU SIGN UP? Details coming soon!
Don't want to perform but love poetry? Come cheer on the performers at your city's next slam!
Aren't from Lahore, Islamabad or Karachi but want to perform? Enter to win a spot by contacting us!
LANGUAGE? English & Urdu welcome!
~ Hope to see you on stage, Z&Z.
WORD Ink was founded by Zohab Z. Khan and Zainab Z. Syed, in January 2016 as a platform to create safe spaces for creative expression in Pakistan. WORD Ink runs multiple programs across the country teaching writing as expression & empowerment to the youth as a means to articulate & respond to the insecurity around them in a constructive manner. Pakistan Poetry Slam is WORD Ink's Pilot Program.