Participation Anyone is allowed to participate in the WORD UP! Poetry Slam. You do not have to send us manuscripts nor prove that you’ve already appeared elsewhere. In the U20 Slams anyone 20 years old or younger is allowed to participate. Please register informally via E-Mail as long as places are available. However, the Slams are often fully booked for months. We ask for your understanding. If you should have any questions, please feel free to call or write an E-Mail.