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Vogon Poetry Slam - Towel Day

"Vogon poetry is, of course, the third worst in the Universe." - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

WORST POET WINS! The Vogon Poetry Slam is part tribute to Douglas Adams, part geek-out, and part release valve for the occasional stinker that all creatives occasionally make. Come, hoopy froods, for a night of nerding, gnashing of teeth, and tortuously bad poetry. 

We also have booked acts (complete nerds who are also excellent poets) Sez Thomasin and reigning Vogon Poetry Slam Champion Robin Lamboll. 

We have 10 places in the Vogon Poetry Slam and slots are 3 minutes each. You can ask for a place here or sign up on the night. Bring your nerdiest poetry or your hilariously bad work. Want to explain how lasers work in rhyming couplets? Excellent! Want to read your angsty teenage poetry now that it's hilarious? Awesome! Want to come in character and costume? Welcome aboard! Want to read something that is just a genuinely good poem? GET IN THE AIRLOCK. 
(Also, general rule for slammers: no kicking down - no sexism, racism, xenophobia, transphobia etc etc just don't be a dick, innit?)

Robin uses metaphors from weird interests to simultaneously explore science and the human world. They have been Cambridge Slam Champion, National Hammer and Tongue Finalist and roundhouse slam runner-up. Also, their mum was once published in the same magazine as Douglas Adams and was paid slightly more.

SEZ THOMASIN is an autistic, genderqueer poet and social justice worrier from Sheffield. Their work has been published by Picaroon, WordLife and in Kate Bornstein’s My New Gender Workbook. They are a multi slam winner and the host of the spoken word night Verse Matters in Sheffield. Their debut pamphlet Historical Plans Of How Romans Made Drains is available from Picaroon.

Hosts: Hannah ChutzpahLaurie Eaves and Raphael Kabo

Entry: £5. £3 concessions and slammers. Pay on the door.