The Word Warriors, Nepal’s first Spoken Word group, will host its first All-Nepali Slam Poetry Competition titled as “Word Warriors Live: All-Nepali Slam” this Saturday on July 12, 2014 at Thames International College, Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu.
“As we’ve seen an encouraging growth in our young group members writing in Nepali – we’ve been wanting to do a slam poetry competition with poetry performances exclusively in Nepali language,” reads a statement released Sunday.
“And as the Nepali month of Ashad is also the birth month of our Aadikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya, and the month when many of us celebrated Nepali Poetry month in our schools with Nepali Poetry Writing and Elocution Contests, we thought for this month’s edition of Word Warriors Live, it would be perfect to hold our first ever All-Nepali Slam.”
The deadline to fill out the online application is July 8th, 2014 and can be accessed through the Word Warriors or Spoken Word Nepal facebook page.
As per the rules of Slam competition, the participants will be judged by five random judges from the audience and the top-scoring 7 from the first round will move on to the second round. After the second round of performances, the top scoring 3 performers will be announced the winners of the event and will receive prizes from the organizers.
The event will also collaborate with Quixote’s Cove and the US Embassy’s BookBus project. The BookBus will be at the venue open for visitors to step in and read books throughout the program from 2 pm to 5 pm, adds the statement.