Part of The Last Word, a festival where words come alive.

If you want to hear the next big names in spoken word and the freshest voices around, you need to bag yourself a seat at the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2019.

The Slam Final is a huge event on the spoken word scene and showcases some of the freshest emerging talent from around the UK. The biggest names in spoken word will be on the judging panel including Caleb Femi and Bridget Minamore, and will be hosted by renowned poet Joelle Taylor.

Last year’s winner, Rakaya Esime Fetuga took her work to an international audience at the 2019 Kosmopolis Festival Barcelona, and now has her own solo show in this year’s Last Word Festival.

Poetry slam judges this year:

Poet and director Caleb Femi

Writer and journalist Bridgette Minamore

More judges to be announced.