Gothenburg Poetry Slam takes place in Musikens Hus each fall and spring. Poets compete with original poetry and get scored by judges randomly selected from the audience. Through a system of qualifying bouts, seasonal finals and a yearly final, four poets are selected to go to the National Poetry Slam Championship (which is held in different swedish citys each year, usually in May).

Any poet is welcome to compete, in any language or mix of languages. If you want to sign up, call Musikens Hus at +46 31 – 12 15 83.

Gothenburg Poetry Slam is organised by local poets and poetry lovers. Apart from the slams, we organise open mic nights, fanzine printing, study trips and workshops, and your ideas are always welcome. If you want to get active, give us a shout at gbgpoetryslam@gmail.com.