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.

Queensland Heats 2016

Could you be Australia's next Slam Champion?

Queensland Contact:
David Stavanger or Annie Te Whiu
Email: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com
Website: www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com

 

Cairns

MC: Adam Hadley

Wednesday 3rd August
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: The Tanks (Tank 5), Cairns
46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland

Workshop:

Wednesday 3rd August 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Hosted by Adam Hadley
The Tanks (Tank 5), 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill, Cairns, Queensland

 

Brisbane (Heat 1)

Featuring: MKO Sun (Hannah Makk)

Saturday 6th August
4:30 pm (Registration at 4:00 pm)
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, Turbine Platform
119 Lamington St, New Farm, Queensland
Website: http://brisbanepowerhouse.org

Masterclass:

Wednesday 3rd August 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Hosted by Ruckus Slam
State Library of Queensland, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane, Queensland
$25, limited places, To book email: info@queenslandpoetryfestival.com

 

Ipswich

MC: Meg Bartholomew

Tuesday 9th August
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: Studio 188
188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Contact: 3810 6699

Workshop:

Tuesday 9rd August 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Hosted by Meg Bartholomew
Venue: Studio 188, 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland
Contact: 3810 6699

 

Moreton Bay

MC: TBA

Wednesday 17th August
7:00 pm (Registration at 6:30 pm)
Venue: North Lakes Library
10/1 The Corso, North Lakes, Queensland
Contact: 3810 6699

Workshop:

Wednesday 17th August 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Hosted by: TBA
North Lakes Library, 10/1 The Corso, North Lakes, Queensland

 

Logan

MC: Ange Peita

Saturday 20th August
1:00 pm (Registration at 12:30 pm)
Venue: Logan Central Library
126 Wilbur St, Logan Central, Queensland
Contact: 3412 4100

Workshop:

Saturday 20th August 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hosted by: Ange Peita
Logan Central Library, 126 Wilbur St, Logan Central, Queensland

 

Townsville

MC: Scott Wings

Saturday 20th August
Time: TBC
Venue: Townsville Cultural Festival
1 James Cook Dr, Townsville City , Queensland
Website: http://www.culturalfest.org/

Workshop:

Saturday 20th August. Time: TBC, Hosted by: Scott Wings
Townsville Cultural Festival, 1 James Cook Dr, Townsville City, Queensland

 

Gold Coast

International guest: TBA

Wednesday 24th August
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: Dust Temple
Hinge Gallery, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, Gold Coast, Queensland
$5 at door

 

Brisbane (Heat 2)

MC: Ruckus Slam

Wednesday 24th August
7:30 pm (Registration at 7:00 pm)
Venue: New Globe Theatre
220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland
$10 at door