An "Atelier de Slam de Poesie" was organised by this Ministry on Friday 13 December 2019 at the Serge Constantin Theatre, Vacoas. This one-day Workshop, which gathered 102 participants, was conducted by a renowned Slam Performer namely, Mr. Patrick Binard (Pilote le Hot) from France, who is also the creator and organiser of the Coupe du Monde de Slam de Poesie in Paris.
The purpose of the Atelier was to provide training to slam masters, slam poets and other artists interested in the discipline to popularize slam as an artform.
The programme of the workshop included interactive discussions with participants on slam in Mauritius, projection of videos on slam poetry competitions at international level as well as practical slam poetry sessions involving participants in the form of a mini-competition.
More than 100 participants enrolled for the workshop and by the end of the session, they were conversant with the rules and regulations and the art of slam poetry.