Australian Poetry Slam

2017 POETRY SLAM HEATS BEGIN IN JUNE

The Australian Poetry Slam is a national competition for spoken word artists. Anyone can enter. In 2017, 50 heats will be held in towns, cities and suburbs hold slam heats, in state and territory of Australia. Cafe's, libraries, festivals, community halls, pubs and clubs host these events. Audiences award scores to each poet. The favourite poet from each heat is eligible to compete at a regional or state poetry slam final. The best from each state and territory travel to Sydney, to perform for a packed out audience at the National Final. The national slam champion wins prizes and professional gigs.

qld 2015 heats

Queensland Slam- Heats and Workshops

Contact:  Annie Te Whiu- qldpoetry@gmail.com

 

TUESDAY 28th JULY

Ipswich Slam Workshop, 4pm – 6pm

Studio 188,

188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

Hosted by Angela Peita

 

Heat 1:  Ipswich, 6.30pm sign up for a 7pm start

Studio 188,

188 Brisbane St, Ipswich

MC Angela Peita

 

THURSDAY 30th JULY

Brisbane Slam Workshop, 5pm – 8pm

QLD Writers Centre,

Lvl 1, State Library of QLD

$15, limited places.  Get your tickets here

Hosted by Luka Lesson

 

SATURDAY 1st AUGUST

Heat 1: Brisbane, 4pm sign up for a 4.30pm start

Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform

119 Lamington St, New Farm

 

MC Adam Hadley, featuring guests Architects of Sound

 

WEDNESDAY 5th AUGUST

Cairns Workshop, 4pm – 6pm

The Tanks, Cairns

46 Collins Ave., Edge Hill

 

Hosted by Adam Hadley

 

Cairns Heat, 6.30pm sign up for a 7pm start

The Tanks, Cairns

46 Collins Ave., Edge Hill

MC Adam Hadley

 

TUESDAY 25th AUGUST

Moreton Bay Workshop,4pm – 6pm

North Lakes Library,

10 The Corso

Hosted by Andrew Galand

 

Moreton Bay Heat, 6.30pm sign up for a 7pm start

North Lakes Library,

10 The Corso

MC Andrew Galan

 

WEDNESDAY 26th AUGUST

Heat 2: Brisbane, 7pm sign up for a 7.30pm start

Ruckus Slam, New Globe Theatre

220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

MC Ruckus Slam, $5 at door

 

THURSDAY 27th AUGUST

Gold Coast Heat, 7pm sign up for a 7.30pm start

Dust Temple at Hinge Gallery,

54 Currumbin Creek Rd

MC TBA International Guest, $5 at door