Slam Success!

From “pain, pish and patriarchy” to slam poetry in Doric, it’s fair to say we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh on Friday 9th June.

A big thank you to our supportive and enthusiastic audience!

We were treated to performances by a group of extremely talented women, each delivering vibrant poetry in their own unique style. A confidence-building melting pot of ideas, audience members told us they loved the bravery, bravado and passion of the performers and the lively, supportive audience atmosphere.

We want to congratulate and celebrate all of the talented women who took part and everyone who came along to support them, and a hearty congratulations go, of course, to winner poet Jo Hastie!


If you missed out on being part of this year’s lucky audience, fear not. Keep an eye on the National Lifelong Learning blog, where recordings of some of the performances will be launched in the next few weeks.


2017 All Women Poetry Slam Winner Jo Hastie











“A great evening – let’s have more of these!” 
2017 All Women Poetry Slam Audience Member


Our thanks to our partners Edinburgh City Libraries, the Bonnie Fechters, the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival and the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh for their part in making this year’s slam such a huge success!


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