Plans for Labor Day? Feel like going to a poetry show? There’s a poetry slam on the start of your 3-day weekend on Friday, May 1, and this is indeed a show rather than a reading. In it, poets compete to see who can move and excite the audience the most. The Labor Day slam will take place at the club Distillery in Leipzig, hosted by LivelyriX, which organizes poetry slams regularly around town and elsewhere in Germany. It begins at 21:00h but people can start arriving at 19:30h. The event’s Facebook page recommends that you purchase tickets in advance, for 5.50€.
You can also drop the organizers a line if you’d like to perform in the slam, at email@example.com. But keep in mind that the competition is fierce: LivelyriX specifically mentions the slam will feature “a selection of the best German female poets who inspire you with their texts… joined [in competition] by the best minds of the Leipzig poetry slam scene.”