Monday 15 November in Gallery
The Island’s wordsmiths, writers and poets battled it out over the weekend in a bid to become champion of the Manx Litfest Poetry Slam 2021. Held at Port St Mary Town Hall, the event invited new and familiar faces to come up on stage to wow audiences with their poetry.
Contestants were challenged to show off their performing skills in just 3 minutes, under the sharp eyes and ears of the judging panel.
The Manx Bard Owen Atkinson and Manx Youth Bard Brintha Yasodaran kickstarted the event, with their powerful poems that explored gender and feminism.
From spiders on a rampage, to the quirks of asexuality, the poems covered a wide variety of topics and issues. Yet, it was Jacqueline Morrey-Grace who claimed the title for the third time with her poem on ageism, with Helen Jessop coming in as the runner up with ‘Heather’s Spider.’
Islandlife was there to grab some of the highlights of the night.