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.

Tasmanian heats 2016

Tas Contact

Yvonne Gluyas
Phone: 0413 321 834



Wednesday 6th July
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: The Workers Club
66 Elizabeth Street, Launceston



Opening act - Singer/songwriter James Bennett

Friday 8th July
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: Live at the Wharf
Crescent Street, Ulverstone



Wednesday 20th July
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Empire Hotel
19 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine
(Dinner available from 6pm. Bookings required. Call hotel on 6362 1029, say "poetry".)



Opening act - ‘Ruthless and Hitch’ with world fiddle tunes and finely honed original songs

Tuesday 26th July
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: World's End Brewpub
236 Sandy Bay Rd, Hobart



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