Young people from across Scotland will take part in music, poetry and performance workshops leading up to the second Scottish Youth Poetry Slam where they will compete for the title of Scottish Youth Slam Master 2018. The project deliberately targets educational and social disadvantage, crossing traditional barriers by using fun, youth culture elements to nurture language and literacy and to engage young people in literature and culture and upskill them with creative ways to manage mental health. The slam is a fast paced, good natured, highly inclusive competition and, with audience participation, the whole country is involved in representing their area and young people.
‘I learned to put my feelings into words and poems.’
Participant Scottish Youth Poetry Slam