And the Winner Is….




Bram E. Gieben aka Texture aka the mind behind BlackLanternMusic aka poet, performer, rapper, musician, novelist, journalist, record producer, ex-Chemikal Poet, Post-cyberpunk miserablist and crime junkie, all held together in one furious balance. And now he’s taking it to Paris in June, for the Worlds. It’s going to be a bloodbath.

Check out our Twitter feed for a blow by blow account of the night. Fair credit to all competitors: it was one helluva night.


On another note, I’m handing over the reins of the site to that Miko Berry (2014 Scottish Slam champion), who will be continuing to work with Robin Cairns for the 2016 event. If you’d like to get involved in keeping it all together, if you have thoughts, ideas, dreams for the Slam scene in Scotland – email and get involved. Slam is everybody’s. Never forget.

Rachel xx



It’s a new Thingy!

Aye Write Slam Colin P.



So…after a bit of chat, and a few ales, some of the current poet/promoters in Scotland (Robin Cairns, Rachel McCrum and Miko Berry, if you want the names) decided to set up a Scottish Slams website. This website.


The plan!

  •  a site for news on upcoming Slams in Scotland
  •  a list of the qualifying poets for the 2015 Scottish Slam Finals, to be held in March 2015
  •  news on the 2015 Scottish Slam Finals. Let’s make it BIG!


And some other things…past glories, folklore, advice on setting up a slam, things like that. But let’s get it out there first.


There is an email account! If you have won a slam, and your name is not on the list – get in touch! If you are running a slam – get in touch! If you have no idea what a slam is – read the website! If you would like to get involved with the site, and/or have some ideas for where it could go, how it could serve the Slam community in Scotland better – get in touch!


There is a Twitter! Follow it! News will be posted! Stories! Bad puns!

T: @scottishslams


That’s all for now. See ya around,