Stand Up Poetry (SUP) Open Mic Nights make spoken word poetry relevant and accessible by providing a public platform for emerging spoken word poets. These events are held every first Wednesday of the month and rotate between various community locations on the North shore and in South Auckland. SUP East is quarterly and is always held at Te Oro Community Arts in Glen Innes. Head to the SUP Facebook page for more information about the next event, or check out the 2020 Event Calendar under 'Programmes'.
Spoken Word gives people the opportunity to share their stories, views and words in front of an audience. It provides a base for reflection, and offers a positive space for improved confidence and engagement. SUP Open Mic Nights encourage the sharing of stories from all backgrounds, enhancing community and increasing collaboration. The set up cultivates a culture of using your voice to be an active participant in your community, and transforms the culture of storytelling into something that is relevant to younger generations. Action Education also has close links with the JAFA Poetry Slam, which takes place on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Head to the JAFA Poetry Slam Facebook page for more details.