Australian Poetry Slam

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.

Victorian 2016 Heats

Could you be Australia's next slam champion?

Victorian contact

Thara Krishna-Pillay, tkrishna-pillay@slv.vic.gov.au

WEST GIPPSLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY CORPORATION

Friday 29 July

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)

Warragul Library

75 Victoria Street, Warragul

Contact: Maida Anderson, maidaa@wgrlc.vic.gov.au

MARIBYRNONG LIBRARY SERVICE

Tuesday 2 August

5.30pm (doors open 5pm)

Braybrook Library

Braybrook Community Hub

107 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook

Contact: Beth Luppino, beth.luppino@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

WIMMERA REGIONAL LIBRARY CORPORATION

Friday 5 August

6pm (doors open 5.30pm)

St Arnaud Library

Market Square, St Arnaud

Contact: Diane Martin, starnaud.library@wrk.org.au 

MITCHELL LIBRARY SERVICE

Friday 12 August

3.30pm (doors open 3pm)

Kilmore Library

12 Sydney Street, Kilmore 

Contact: Danielle Johanesen, danielle.johanesen@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

WODONGA

Tuesday 23 August

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)

Wodonga Library

126 Hovell Street, Wodonga 

Contact: Sallyanne Boyle, sboyle@wodonga.vic.gov.au

GREATER DANDENONG LIBRARIES

Friday 26 August

6.30pm (doors open 6pm)

Dandenong Library

225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Contact: Roger Coleman, sboyle@wodonga.vic.gov.au