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Eivind Senneset

Date: 11.02.2023

Time: 20:30 - 22:30

Location: Olav H. Hauge

Price: 190/80 (student)

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Norwegian poetry slam championships

In 2022 LitFestBergen took over from ForeningenLes! and is now official organiser of the Norwegian finals in slam poetry! During Autumn and Winter, the semi-finals are held all over the country, and on 11 February the finalists from Tromsø, Trondheim, Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Østfold and inland Norway will gather again at Litteraturhuset in Bergen to battle for the grand cup. 

Slam Poetry is a direct and spontaneous experience of poetry that lies in the intersection between poetry reading, stand-up and rap. The first such event was organised at a jazz club in Chicago in 1984 by the construction worker and poet Marc Smith, who wanted to make poetry more accessible and inclusive. Interaction with the public, the mood and the temperature of the space are crucial and the performance is equally as important as the words. 

Participants 2023:

André Berge Frislid (midt-Norge)

Jawad Aziz (Oslo)

Marija Bliznac (Innland)

Sara Harbo Soma (Vestland)

The presenters are Asha Abdullahi og Ida Benonisen.

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